A New MAC Algorithm for QoS Support in Ad Hoc Networks

Date Added: Sep 2011
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Supporting real-time traffic in wireless LANs is one of the interesting QoS (Quality of Service) issues. However, the wireless ad hoc networks are severely affected by bandwidth, and establishing a QoS in these networks face problems. In this paper, the authors have proposed a fully distributed MAC algorithm to support the QoS in ad hoc networks. This algorithm provides delay fairness and delay differentiation for real-time flows. This algorithm also uses the fixed and/or less stationary nodes for the transmission of real-time flows by increasing the QoS of the multimedia flows.