Bandwidth Prediction in Multichannel MANET for Improving Quality of Service
A Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a dynamically formed self-configured network by an autonomous system of mobile nodes connected by wireless links. The capacity of MANETs can be substantially increased by equipping each network node with multiple interfaces that can operate on multiple non-overlapping channels. However, new scheduling, channel assignment and routing protocols are required to utilize the increased bandwidth in multichannel MANETs. In MANET Bandwidth is an extremely valuable and scarce resource, therefore, efficient mobility-aware bandwidth reservation is necessary in order to support multimedia applications (e.g., video streaming) that require Quality of Service (QoS).