Date Added: Oct 2012
In this paper, radio resource allocation in a heterogeneous wireless access medium is investigated. Mobile Terminals (MTs) are equipped with multiple radio interfaces and are assumed to have multi-homing capabilities. A novel algorithm, namely prediction based resource allocation algorithm, is proposed for the resource allocation. Unlike the existing solutions in literature, the proposed algorithm does not require a central resource manager to perform the radio resource allocation. The MT plays an active role in the resource allocation operation by requesting a bandwidth share from each available network based on the available resources at the network, such that the total allocated bandwidth from different networks satisfies the MT service requirement.