Prioritized Resource Sharing in WiMax and WiFi Integrated Networks

Date Added: Sep 2009
Format: PDF

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 prioritized resource sharing algorithm is then extended to multiple integrated networks.