Date Added: Jan 2010
Ad-hoc wireless networks consist of mobile nodes interconnected by multi-hop wireless paths. Unlike conventional wireless networks, ad-hoc networks have no fixed network infrastructure or administrative support. Because of the dynamic nature of the network topology and limited bandwidth of wireless channels, Quality-of-Service (QoS) provisioning is an inherently complex and difficult issue. In this paper, authors propose a fully distributed and adaptive algorithm to provide statistical QoS guarantees with respect to accessibility of services in an ad-hoc network. In this algorithm, they focus on the optimization of a new QoS parameter of interest, service efficiency, while keeping protocol overheads to the minimum.