Journal of Computer Science

Fuzzy Based Dynamic Buffer Management in Wimax 16m Networks

D. Karunkuzhali and Dinesh Chandra Tomar

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2012.1946.1956

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 8, Issue 12

Pages 1946-1956


In WiMAX 16m networks, buffer allocation is the major problem to be handled for offering Quality of Service (QoS). The lack of buffers increases the packet loss and queuing delay. In this study we propose a fuzzy based dynamic buffer management in WiMAX 16 m network. The Base Station (BS) estimates the parameters such as number of user requests, flow rate, queue length and received signal strength for each user and updates them periodically. When a request arrives at BS, buffer allocation factor is estimated by applying fuzzy logic over these parameters. Then the flow request with high buffer allocation factor is admitted first and rest of the flow requests waits in a queue. Upon new request arrival, if its buffer allocation factor is low, the request is rejected. Otherwise, the pending request packet in the queue is emptied on analyzing their channel condition and buffer is allocated for new request. By simulation results, we show that the proposed technique reduces packet losses.


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