A Differentiated Services QoS Scheme Preventing Malicious Flow Behavior in Mobile Ad hoc Networks

Conference: European Wireless 2006 - 12th European Wireless Conference 2006 - Enabling Technologies for Wireless Multimedia Communications
04/02/2006 - 04/05/2006 at Athens, Greece

Proceedings: European Wireless 2006

Pages: 7Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Margaritidis, Margaritis; Ververidis, Christopher N.; Xylomenos, George; Polyzos, George C. (Mobile Multimedia Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, Athens University of Economics and Business, 10434 Athens, Greece)

The design of an efficient Quality of Service (QoS) scheme for a Mobile Ad hoc Network requires addressing all the challenging characteristics of such a network. Specifically, a QoS scheme for such an environment must have a light-weight implementation, in terms of both storage and processing requirements, must be scalable and keep the signaling overhead to a minimum, must focus on differentiated services instead of “hard” guarantees, and must provide the necessary incentives for the flows to be cooperative. This paper describes such a QoS scheme which manages to meet all the aforementioned requirements while still having a simple, yet effective, implementation.