Recently, enormous research interest have been expressed in merging ATM and wireless networks supporting multimedia applications. Research prototyping is currently underway at many leading research and academic institutions. Various architectures have been proposed depending on the intended application domain. One of the key components is the media access control (MAC) protocol, which has to provide support for multimedia traffic and also for Quality-of-Service guarantees, if required. The focus of this paper is to provide a comparison of previously proposed protocols, and to identify techniques proposed for supporting multimedia traffic and QoS. A preliminary comparison of the protocols based on simulation data is also presented.
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1996|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1996 5th IEEE International Conference on Universal Personal Communications, ICUPC'96. Part 1 (of 2) - Cambridge, MA, USA|
Duration: 29 Sep 1996 → 1 Oct 1996
|Conference||Proceedings of the 1996 5th IEEE International Conference on Universal Personal Communications, ICUPC'96. Part 1 (of 2)|
|City||Cambridge, MA, USA|
|Period||29/09/96 → 1/10/96|