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Cross-layer modeling of adaptive wireless links for QoS support in heterogeneous wired-wireless networks
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Future wired-wireless multimedia networks require diverse quality-of-service (QoS) support. To this end, it is essential to rely on QoS metrics pertinent to wireless links. In this paper, we develop a cross-layer model for adaptive wireless links, which enables derivation of the desired QoS metrics analytically from the typical wireless parameters across the hardware-radio layer, the physical layer and the data link layer. We illustrate the advantages of our model: generality, simplicity, scalability and backward compatibility. Finally, we outline its applications to power control, TCP, UDP and bandwidth scheduling in wireless networks.
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Qingwen Liu11
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(University of Minnesota),
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Estimated H-index: 53
(University of Connecticut),
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(Polytechnic University of Turin),
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Farag Sallabi9
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Thimma V. J. Ganesh Babu (Ryerson University), Alagan Anpalagan25
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