Maximum delay-constrained source rate over a wireless channel

  • Authors:
  • Beatriz Soret;M. Carmen Aguayo-Torres;J. Tomás Entrambasaguas

  • Affiliations:
  • University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain;University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain;University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain

  • Venue:
  • Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on Performance evaluation methodologies and tools
  • Year:
  • 2007

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Providing Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees in the presence of delay-sensitive data streams demands the understanding of the delay's behavior. Moreover, the support of QoS over a wireless channel comes up against to the time-varying nature of the channel. In this work, we accommodate both issues and evaluate the maximum source rate such that certain delay bound Dt can be supported with a violation probability ε. We call this maximum source rate Capacity with Probabilistic Delay Constraint CDt,ε. The effective bandwidth theory is a framework widely used to analyze wired networks and constitutes the basis of the work with the necessary adaption for its use in a wireless system. The time-correlated nature of the wireless channel has been modeled with a Finite State Markov Chain (FSMC). As expected, the maximum CDt,ε. increases for long allowed delays (Dt ← ∞) and diminishes when the delay constraint is more strict. The expected delay violation probability is compared to simulations in order to validate our results.