Client-based SBM layer for predictive management of traffic flows in heterogeneous networks

Shaikh, Fatema and Lasebae, Aboubaker and Mapp, Glenford E. (2006) Client-based SBM layer for predictive management of traffic flows in heterogeneous networks. In: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies: from Theory to Applications (ICTTA 2006), 24-28 Apr 2006, Damascus, Syria.

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In a heterogeneous networking environment, the knowledge of the time before a vertical handover (TBVH) for any network is vital in correctly assigning connections to available channels. In this paper, we introduce a predictive mathematical model for calculating the estimated TBVH component from available network parameters and discuss the different scenarios that arise based on a mobile host’s trajectory. We then introduce the concept of an intelligent Stream Bundle Management Layer (SBM) which consists of a set of policies for scheduling and mapping prioritised traffic streams on to available channels based on their priority, device mobility pattern and prevailing channel conditions. The layer is also responsible for the maintenance of connections during vertical handovers to avoid their forced termination.

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Research Areas:A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > SensoLab group
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
ID Code:8131
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