Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
In Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs), achieving fairness and increasing channel utilization are the important design goals of scheduling. However, these two goals contradict with each other. In this paper, a fair-scheduling technique for inelastic traffic flows in MANET is proposed. The network traffic is differentiated into two categories as elastic and inelastic flows. In this technique, data packets of inelastic flows are prioritized over data packets of elastic flows. Utility function is estimated for considering channel utilization and channel state information along with delay of data packets.