Intelligent QoS management for multimedia services support in wireless mobile ad hoc networks
Computer Networks: The International Journal of Computer and Telecommunications Networking
Elsevier North-Holland, Inc.
In this paper, we propose a new intelligent cross-layer QoS support for wireless mobile ad hoc networks. The solution, named FuzzyQoS, exploits fuzzy logic for improving traffic regulation and the control of congestion to support both real-time multimedia (audio/video) services and non-real-time traffic services. FuzzyQoS includes three contributions: (1) a fuzzy logic approach for best-effort traffic regulation (FuzzyQoS-1), (2) a new fuzzy Petri nets technique (FuzzyQoS-2) for modeling and analyzing the QoS decision making for traffic regulation control, and (3) a fuzzy logic approach for threshold buffer management (FuzzyQoS-3). In FuzzyQoS-1, the feedback delay information received from the network is used to perform a fuzzy regulation for best-effort traffic. Using fuzzy logic, FuzzyQoS-3 uses fuzzy thresholds to adapt to the dynamic conditions. The evaluation of FuzzyQoS performances was studied under different mobility, channel, and traffic conditions. The results of simulations confirm that a cross layer design using fuzzy logic at different levels can achieve low and stable end-to-end delay, and high throughput under different network conditions. These results will benefit delay- and jitter-sensitive real-time services.