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Quality-of-service measurement in wireless networks
Author(s): Kevin A. Brown
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Paper Abstract

Wireless LANs, CDPD, and microcellular data networks are fast becoming the preferred method of access to the Internet. Wireless links supporting end-user mobility, however, exhibit several characteristics that are different from traditional wired networks. These include: dynamically changing bandwidth due to mobile host movement in and out of cells where bandwidth is shared, high rates of packet corruption and subsequent loss, and frequent and lengthy disconnections due to obstacles, fading, and movement between cells. In addition, these effects are short-lived and difficult to reproduce, leading to a need for adequate measurement and analysis tools and for feedback utilities to allow the mobile user to respond to changes in wireless link quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3529, Internet Routing and Quality of Service, (16 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.333720
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Kevin A. Brown, California State Univ./Hayward (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3529:
Internet Routing and Quality of Service
Raif O. Onvural; Seyhan Civanlar; Paul J. Doolan; Seyhan Civanlar; Paul J. Doolan; James V. Luciani; James V. Luciani, Editor(s)

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