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The General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) offers performance guaranteed packet data services to mobile users. A dynamic adaptive guaranteed quality-of-service (QoS) provisioning scheme is proposed over GPRS wireless mobile links via the guaranteed QoS media access control (GQ-MAC) protocol and the accompanying adaptive prioritized-handoff call admission control (AP-CAC) protocol to maintain QoS guarantees under the effect of mobile handoffs. The GQ-MAC protocol supports bounded access delay and packet-loss probability for respective delay and loss sensitive traffic, and dynamic adaptive resource allocation for bursty traffic. The AP-CAC protocol provides dynamic adaptive prioritized admission by differentiating handoff requests of different traffic classes with higher admission priorities over new calls via the dynamic multiple guard channels scheme, which adapts the channel capacity limits reserved for the multiple handoff request classes in each radio cell based on the current estimates of their arrival rates derived from the current number of ongoing calls in neighboring radio cells and the mobility pattern.
Communications, 2002. ICC 2002. IEEE International Conference on (Volume:2 )
Date of Conference: 2002