A Multiple Access Protocol for Multimedia Transmission Over Wireless Networks
This paper develops and evaluates the performance of an advanced multiple access protocol for transmission of full complement of multimedia signals consisting of various combinations of voice, video, data, text and images over wireless networks. The protocol is called Advanced Multiple Access Protocol for Multimedia Transmission (AMAPMT) and is to be used in the Data Link Layer of the protocol stack. The principle of operation of the protocol is presented in a number of logical flow charts. The protocol grants permission to transmit to a source on the basis of a priority scheme that takes into account a Time-To-Live (TTL) parameter of all the transactions, selectable priorities assigned to all the sources and relevant Channel State Information (CSI) in this order.