Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)
The use of wireless devices are flooding the network, thus giving rise to extensive data transmission. One of the main concerns is how to dictate the buffering of data so that throughput fairness can be achieved, specifically in the multi-hop wireless networks. The technique of buffering has to be based on the scheduling algorithms. Several studies on scheduling algorithms as a part of congestion control have been carried out, such as by Shagdar, Nakagawa and Zhang, Izumikawa, Ishikawa, and Sugiyama, and Giang and Nakagawa. The Round Robin (RR) scheme is considerably simpler than other known schemes for achieving throughput fairness in multi-hop wireless networks.