Date Added: Jul 2010
In the next generation wireless networks, the growing demand for new wireless applications is accompanied with high expectations for better Quality of Service (QoS) fulfillment especially for multimedia applications. Furthermore, the coexistence of future unlicensed users with existing licensed users is becoming a challenging task in the next generation communication systems to overcome the underutilization of the spectrum. A QoS and interference aware resource allocation is thus of special interest in order to respond to the heterogeneous constraints of the next generation networks. In this work, the authors address the issue of resource allocation under heterogeneous constraints for unlicensed multiband Ultra-Wide-Band (UWB) systems in the context of Future Home Networks, i.e. the Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN).