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A generalizable service architecture for mobile networks

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2 Author(s)
Vickers, B.J. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Rutgers Univ., Newark, NJ, USA ; Badrinath, B.R.

In response to the increasing demands for mobile communications and differentiated network services, we present a novel and generalizable service architecture that supports multiple service classes in wireless networks with mobile hosts. This architecture, called lottery-based multiple access (LBMA), is based on the abstraction of a lottery, in which hosts hold lottery tickets that represent a chance to “win” access to the communication channel for a fixed period of time. Services are differentiated by “coloring” lottery tickets and prioritizing their values. In this paper, we introduce and briefly discuss three components of the LBMA architecture: the lottery scheduling algorithm, the multiple access protocol, and the resource provisioning model

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Mobile Multimedia Communications, 1999. (MoMuC '99) 1999 IEEE International Workshop on

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