Exploring service and buffer management issues to provide integrated voice and data services in single and multi channel wireless networks

Gemikonakli, Eser, Mapp, Glenford E. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0539-5852, Gemikonakli, Orhan ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0513-1128 and Ever, Enver (2013) Exploring service and buffer management issues to provide integrated voice and data services in single and multi channel wireless networks. In: The 27th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2013), 25-28 Mar 2013, Barcelona, Spain. . [Conference or Workshop Item]


Buffer Management technologies can be used to ensure Quality of Service for different traffic flows according to some specific policies. In this study, a single buffer queuing system is considered to model single and multi channel, homogeneous wireless network systems such as WLANs and Cellular Networks. When traffic with integrated voice and data packets are considered, it is important to optimise these systems in an attempt to reduce the blocking, and minimize the latency to acceptable ranges. Since voice packets are delay sensitive, they have the priority to receive service. Also they require smaller buffering capacities, since the response time to a voice requests should be below specific values. In addition, in order to reduce retransmission on reliable data connections, data packets are not usurped by incoming voice packets. In this paper, a mathematical analysis of this scenario is explored.
The proposed mathematical model is represented by two dimensions; one for incoming voice packets and one for data packets. Since the traffic model considered in this study is generic, it can be used for WLANs, Cellular Networks, or similar wireless technologies in infrastructure mode. Therefore, according to the network type, a channel or channels are assigned for both type of packets. The models proposed show that it is possible to store incoming voice packets in the queue in case the channel or channels are busy. Both voice and data packets have finite buffering, and the service priority is given to voice packets. Incoming voice packets are blocked in case voice buffer is full or the common queue is full. Therefore there is an added blocking probability of voice due to the presence of data packets in the system when the common queue is full. The analytical model is validated using simulation. This study is useful for understanding the trade-offs and thresholds of single and multi channel systems with voice and data arrivals. The system proposed attempts to provide minimum delay for voice while reducing the disruption to reliable data connections. Numerical results show that, it is possible to attain these goals with reasonable buffer sizes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > SensoLab group
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
Item ID: 9878
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Depositing User: Enver Ever
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2013 08:45
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 13:40
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/9878

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