A Real-Time Traffic Packet Scheduler for a Novel TDMA MAC Protocol
Source: University of California
Wireless mesh networks are being rapidly deployed in both urban and rural areas impacting a large fraction of the world's population. As the profile of the average user changes so does the observed traffic: voice and video communications are grabbing a bigger share since the networks are used as a key communication tool, especially in the areas without any other informational infrastructure. However, real-time applications require strict performance guarantees that cannot be provided by the current off the shelf solutions. Understanding the behavior of voice and video traffic in the wireless environment sets good foundations for designing an efficient solutions on all networking layers.