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Distributed Bottleneck Flow Control in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Zhou, Congzhou and Maxemchuk, Nicholas F. (2011) Distributed Bottleneck Flow Control in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. [Journal Articles]

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Flow control in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) encounters more challenges than flow control in conventional wired networks, such as channel bandwidth variation, medium contention, and frequent re-routing. Without proper flow control, serious network performance degradation in MANETs has been reported in recent studies. In this paper, we introduce a distributed bottleneck flow control technique in MANETs. The proposed scheme uses a distributed flow control mechanism that has been used in both bottleneck flow control and bandwidth balancing in Distributed-Queue-Dual-Bus (DQDB) in wired networks. It extends bandwidth balancing to operate in a mobile wireless environment. Extensive simulations demonstrate that our flow control scheme is effective and can provide max-min fairness as well as improve Quality of Service (QoS) for flows in MANETs.

Item Type: Journal Articles
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flow control, bottleneck, bandwidth balancing, max-min fairness
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Christian Sanchez
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2012 08:47
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2014 10:50

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