Reference Chaser Bandwidth Controller for Wireless QoS Mapping Under Delay Constraints
Telecommunications networks are composed of functional layers acting in cascade. Quality of Service (QoS) derives from the action of each layer that must assure a specific level of quality to the upper layer in terms of performance parameters (e.g., loss, delay and jitter of the packets). Appropriate algorithms are needed to compute the bandwidth necessary so to assure the requested QoS when information is transferred from one layer to the next one below. This paper proposes a scheme that adapts the bandwidth to be allocated to a buffer which conveys heterogeneous traffic (both concerning traffic sources and QoS requirements) in a layer-in-cascade model.