A distributed MAC scheme supporting voice services in mobilead hocnetworks

Hai Jiang, Ping Wang, H. Vincent Poor, Weihua Zhuang
2009 Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing  
Future mobile ad hoc networks are expected to support voice traffic. The requirement for small delay and jitter of voice traffic poses a significant challenge for medium access control (MAC) in such networks. User mobility presents particular difficulties in this context due to the associated dynamic path attenuation. In this paper, a MAC scheme for mobile ad hoc networks supporting voice traffic is proposed. With the aid of a low-power probe prior to DATA transmissions, resource reservation is
more » ... achieved in a distributed manner, thus leading to small delay and jitter. The proposed scheme can automatically adapt to dynamic path attenuation in a mobile environment. Statistical multiplexing of on/off voice traffic can also be achieved by partial resource reservation for off voice flows. Simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed scheme. Index Terms -medium access control, code-division multiple access, mobile ad hoc networks, statistical multiplexing.
doi:10.1002/wcm.784 fatcat:vkeg6maiffglpi2nt2r7o2kawy