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QoS with selfish nodes in wireless networks

Sandeep, SR and Nuggehalli, Pavan (2006) QoS with selfish nodes in wireless networks. In: 1st International Conference on Communication Systems Software and Middleware,, Jan 08-12, 2006, New Delhi, India, p. 627.

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The IEEE 802.1le medium access control (MAC) standard provides distributed service differentiation or Quality-of- Service (QoS) by employing a priority system. In 802.1 le networks, network traffic is classified into different priorities or access categories (ACs). Nodes maintain separate queues for each AC and packets at the head-of-line (HOL) of each queue contend for channel access using AC-specific parameters. Such a mechanism allows the provision of differentiated QoS where high priority, performance sensitive traffic such as voice and video applications will enjoy less delay, greater throughput and smaller loss, compared to low priority traffic (e. g. file transfer). The standard implicitly assumes that nodes are honest and will truthfully classify incoming traffic into its appropriate AC. However, in the absence of any additional mechanism, selfish users can gain enhanced performance by selectively classifying low priority traffic as high priority, potentially destroying the QoS capability of the system.

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Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2010 09:59
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:12
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/30466

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