Efficient media access control protocol for wireless ATM networks

Sihui Zhou*, John Deane, Alex Lam, David Skellern, Terence Percival

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In a wireless ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) network, the performance of the MAC (Media Access Control) protocol has a significant impact on network performance. The MAC protocol used in a wireless ATM network not only has to control access to the medium, but also has to support the QoS (Quality of Service) requested by multiple users. In this paper, we describe an efficient MAC protocol with QoS support named PARROT for wireless ATM networks. PARROT is designed to provide flexible and efficient bandwidth access in wireless ATM networks. It supports both asynchronous and synchronous services. It also provides users with QoS support. Based on TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) and S-ALOHA (Slotted-ALOHA), it overcomes the inefficiency of both. The procedures and algorithms defined in PARROT provides bandwidth to users according to their QoS requirements as well as maximizing the utilization of limited bandwidth. The performance of PARROT has been evaluated by simulations. The simulation results show that the proposed protocol has high throughput and low delay.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM 98: IEEE Globecom 1998 - Conference Record, Vols 1-6: The Bridge to Global Integration
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0780349849
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 98) - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 8 Nov 199812 Nov 1998


ConferenceIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 98)


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