A QoS Architecture for MANETs Supporting Real-Time Peer-to-Peer Multimedia Applications
In this work the authors propose a QoS architecture for MANETs based on distributed admission control and the IEEE 802.11e technology. The aim is to improve peer-to-peer communication in wireless mobile ad hoc networks by supporting real-time multimedia streaming. This technology can adapt to applications with bandwidth, delay and jitter constraints, and yet the authors keep to a minimum the requirements imposed on intermediate stations. Simulation results show that they successfully achieve the goal of supporting QoS-constrained applications in MANETs with a low overhead, confirming the adequateness of using probe-based admission control in these environments.