A Survey on Available Bandwidth Estimation in Mobile Ad hoc Networks
Available bandwidth estimation is one of the major issues in multimedia and real time communications which significantly reduces the throughput of MANETs. Calculating the bandwidth available is challenging task in 802.11 based mobile ad hoc networks due to its shared and dynamic environment. For managing and sharing the bandwidth effectively among the users in the resource constrained network, it is essential to have prior knowledge about the available resources. Estimating this available bandwidth is also essential to ensure the quality of service and to enhance the system performance.