Cooperative Network and Energy Management for Reservation-Based Wireless Real-Time Environments
Source: Indiana University
Reservation-based bandwidth allocation mechanisms in wireless and mobile environments, such as supported by the IEEE 802.11e standard, promise to offer enhanced support for real-time services and applications (e.g., mobile multimedia). This paper is concerned with the scheduling of real-time traffic during the reserved medium access periods such that the applications' real-time communication needs are met. This is particularly challenging in systems where the bandwidth reservations are insufficient to meet all packets' deadlines. Further, this paper observes that the increasingly popular energy management technique DVS (Dynamic Voltage Scaling) can further exacerbate this problem by delaying job executions and thereby packet generation (bringing them closer to their deadlines).