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Due to their dynamic topologies, providing quality of service (QoS) in wireless/mobile ad-hoc networks introduces major new challenges to the research community. Today, the only commercially available ad-hoc network products are those based on the widely deployed IEEE 802.11 distributed coordination function (DCF). However DCF is a random access scheme, which not only cannot provide any guarantees, is also well known to suffer from a problem of fairness. In this paper, the bandwidth allocation problem in the medium access control (MAC) layer of ad-hoc networks is modelled as a constrained maximization problem. Based on duality, the problem is further modelled as a cooperative game and an algorithm to solve this problem is provided, and the discussion is centered on the design and implementation issues of the algorithm.
Communications, 2004 IEEE International Conference on (Volume:7 )
Date of Conference: 20-24 June 2004