Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
The bandwidth reservation is one of most adopted solutions to meet QoS requirements in 802.11 ad hoc networks. The efficiency of these solutions depends on the accuracy of their estimations of available bandwidth; otherwise, their application can be catastrophic on networks. Therefore, accurate bandwidth estimation is fundamental, where each networks characteristic must be taken into consideration, including mobility and medium sharing. Current solutions do not take into account all networks characteristics, resulting to wrong bandwidth estimations and QoS violations. In this paper, the authors present a new approach for bandwidth reservation -Accurate Bandwidth Reservation (ABR)- which embeds an improved method of available bandwidth measurement, where all criteria of such networks are considered.