A Broadcast Disk Scheme for Mobile Information System
Source: Universiti Sains Malaysia
The rapidly expanding technology of cellular communications, wireless Local Area Network (LAN), wireless data networks and satellite gives mobile users the ability of accessing information anywhere and anytime. Data broadcasting algorithm plays an important role as it instructs the server to disseminate large amount of data at a fast rate to many mobile clients. One of the work known as the Broadcast Disk method creates a sequence of slots containing data and broadcasts them in a circular manner on the air. Mobile clients keep listening to the air and catch those slots that interest them. However in the Broadcast Disk method, some slots are empty, which results to waste of resources and increase in clients' average waiting time.