Load-sharing in wireless multi-homed systems

Haijie Huang, Jianfei Cai, Andreas Jürgen Kassler, Chengpeng Fu

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In the field of mobile communications, there coexist various access technologies that support wireless connections, such as Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11 and GPRS. These technologies are diverse in terms of bandwidth, delay, coverage area, etc. It is not uncommon that a mobile device is equipped with multiple wireless network interfaces to achieve efficient and ubiquitous communications. In wireless overlay networks, the mobile node can even utilize multiple network interfaces simultaneously to achieve greater QoS performance. This paper presents the design of such a system that supports multi-homed communications. In particular, we design the policy for mapping different network flows to different interfaces, and propose a load-sharing algorithm based on Weighted-Round-Robin channel selection and Jump-Ahead packet scheduling. Simulation results show that the algorithm can efficiently distribute data packets among multiple channels to achieve bandwidth aggregation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2005
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications 2005: Towards the Era of Ubiquitous Networks - Seoul, Korea, South
Duration: 16 May 200520 May 2005
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=9996 (IEEE Conference Proceedings)

Publication series

Name IEEE International Conference on Communications
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN (Print)0536-1486


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications 2005
Abbreviated titleICC 2005
Country/TerritoryKorea, South
OtherICC 2005 will be held in Seoul Korea, 16-20 May 2005 at COEX
convention center. It will feature a set of current and future
communication topics, and provide you with an opportunity to build
fresh future vision of the telecom industry.

Theme: Towards the era of ubiquitous networks
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