Allocation of in-home network resources to competing multimedia streams using EDCA

W. Aslam, J.J. Lukkien, I. Radovanovic

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The wireless standard IEEE 802.11e provides quality of service (QoS) support allowing prioritized sharing of the channel bandwidth by a set of competing devices. This is particularly relevant for wireless in-home networks that are used by the consumer electronics (CE) devices that provide various quality levels of multimedia streaming services. The IEEE 802.11e standard supports a cooperative distributed control of the bandwidth sharing (EDCA) through a set of parameters that can be controlled by the communicating devices. This paper investigates the impact of these parameters on the bandwidth sharing through extensive simulations. We study several system setups of communicating pairs which can be regarded as generating competing multimedia traffic of different quality. Our simulation results show sensitivity of channel bandwidth allocation, and inherently sensitivity of QoS of multimedia streams, to the parameter change. The effect of individual parameter changes for various fixed values of other parameters is shown, based on which values of the individual parameters can be set to provide the required QoS. The presented results can provide the basis for embedding parameter settings into the system software of the CE devices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigest of Technical Papers 2009 International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE'09, Las Vegas, NV, USA, January 10-14, 2009)
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-2559-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4701-5
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, ICCE 2009 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 4 Jan 200910 Jan 2009


Conference2009 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, ICCE 2009
Abbreviated titleICCE 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas


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