A New Buffer and Energy Based Scheduling Scheme for Supporting QoS in MANETs

Published online: Apr 5, 2017 Full Text: PDF (17.59 MiB) DOI: 10.24138/jcomss.v2i2.291
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Mohamed Brahma, Abdelhafid Abouaissa, Pascal Lorenz


Today, the original IEEE 802.11 standard has several problems in providing Quality of Service in MANETs. A single FIFO queue is used in best effort manner and it does not support QoS. The upcoming IEEE 802.11e was drafted to overcome these drawbacks. In this paper we describe a new multiple queuing system with an adaptive scheduling taking into account the states of buffers and energy consumption in a mobile ad hoc network. The proposed scheduling scheme uses dynamic weights for each queue. We study the performance of this scheme and compare it with the original IEEE 802.11b and the upcoming IEEE 802.11e. We show through simulations that the proposed buffer and energy based scheduling scheme improves overall end-to-end throughput, and gives better results than the original 802.11b and the Enhanced Distributed Coordination Function (EDCF), in terms of delay and total received and lost packets, as well as support service differentiation over multi-hop ad hoc networks.


MANETs, QoS, energy, buffer, scheduling
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