Request-TDMA: A multiple-access protocol for wireless multimedia networks

G.R.J. Linnenbank, Paul J.M. Havinga, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit, Sape J. Mullender

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    This paper describes a cellular multiple-access scheme based on TDMA for multimedia communication networks. The scheme proposes an admission control of two different multimedia application stream types: real-time and non-real-time. We do not consider interference between cells. The proposed protocol, that is based on TDMA, exploits the available bandwidth fully. The throughput per mobile station is higher compared to other multiple-access protocols, it offers low latency for both real-time and nonreal-time communication and the unused reserved bandwidth is reallocated for non-real-time communication. Furthermore, the throughput and latency remain stable under high loads.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication3rd Symp. on Communications and Vehicular Technology in the Benelux
    EditorsP. Smulders, H. van den Meerendonk
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, California
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)90-6144-992-8
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 1995
    Event3rd Symposium on Communications and Vehicular Technology in the Benelux, SCVT 1995 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Duration: 1 Oct 19951 Oct 1995
    Conference number: 3

    Publication series

    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press


    Conference3rd Symposium on Communications and Vehicular Technology in the Benelux, SCVT 1995
    Abbreviated titleSCVT


    • EWI-1155
    • CAES-EEA: Efficient Embedded Architectures
    • IR-18849
    • METIS-119371
    • CAES-PS: Pervasive Systems

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