Quick data-retrieving for U-APSD in IEEE802.11e WLAN networks

S. Takeuchi, K. Sezaki, Y. Yasuda
2006 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, 2006. WCNC 2006.  
The IEEE802.11e defines a MAC protocol, which provides EDCA (enhanced distributed channel access) and HCCA (HCF controlled channel access) to support differentiation service over WLAN (wireless LAN). In IEEE802.11e WLAN, real-time application such as VoIP (Voice over IP) can have more chance to access the WM (wireless medium) than non realtime application. In addition to QoS support in WLAN, power consumption is a critical issue when WLAN is used in handheld devices. For power saving in the use
more » ... r saving in the use of real-time applications like VoIP under EDCA, U-APSD (Unscheduled Automatic Power Save Delivery) was proposed in [2] and [4]. In fact, it can save power consumption and works well when it is used for bi-directional voice connections generated at constant bit rate. However, when it is used for real-time applications like ON-OFF traffic, buffuring delay at AP (access point) increases. To reduce the buffereing delay, this paper proposes two mechanisms. Simulation results show that they can alleviate buffering delay generated at AP.
doi:10.1109/wcnc.2006.1696495 dblp:conf/wcnc/TakeuchiSY06a fatcat:tw3ilgimhfcexcysy2wckya2na