Networking

Channel Management in Collocated WiFi-WiMAX Networks

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Executive Summary

In order to ensure fair access and efficiency of bandwidth usage in wireless integrated networks, resource allocation algorithms should be well designed. In this paper, the authors briefly discuss the complete sharing, complete partitioning and Hybrid resource sharing approaches and their shortcomings in WiMax-WiFi integrated networks. To overcome these shortcomings they propose the Prioritized Resource Sharing algorithm for WiMax-WiFi integrated networks. In this algorithm, the channels are prioritized for different traffic classes rather than strict reservation or open access. The authors analyze the proposed algorithm by modeling it using two dimensional continuous time Markov chains.

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