Scheduling with QoS Support for MultiRate Wireless Systems with Variable Channel Conditions

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: 8Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Gougousis, Alexandros; Paterakis, Michael (Information and Computer Networks Laboratory, Dep. of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, 73100 Chania, Crete)

Scheduling through wireless shared channels is a very challenging problem because of each user’s link-state variations through time. The challenge lies in the support of the quality of service (QoS) of each user under the uncertainty of channel behavior. This problem becomes even more difficult for some of the 2.5G and 3.5G network architectures (e.g EDGE,HSDPA, HDR) where the supported transmission rate can take multiple values and the channel can not be modeled by the traditional ON-OFF model. In this paper we propose Expo-pred-wei, a new scheduling algorithm, which take advantage of the channel variations in order to maximize the total cell throughput and at the same time to preserve, in an efficient way, a minimum QoS for each user. In contrast to other proposed algorithms, our algorithm exhibits very good performance in a wide set of traffic scenarios including Real-Time (RT) or Non-Real-Time (NRT) traffic as well as mixed RT and NRT traffic.