Journal of Computer Science

Utility-based Scheduling Frameworks for Efficient Quality-of-Service Differentiation in a Mixture of Real-time and Non-real-time Traffics

Olalekan Bello, Hushairi Zen, AL-Khalid Othman and Khairuddin Abdul Hamid

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2015.845.854

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 11, Issue 7

Pages 845-854


This paper proposes a utility-based scheduling framework for efficient differentiation of users’ Quality-of-Service (QoS) in a broadband wireless access system involving heterogeneous mixed traffic flows. The utility-based scheduling framework, called Maximum QoS Satisfaction (MQS), is based on three novel Radio Resource Allocation (RRA) techniques; delay-based scheduling policy for Real-Time (RT), minimum-rate-based scheduling policy for Non-Real-Time (NRT) and a throughput-based scheduling policy for Best-Effort (BE) services. Simulation study shows that MQS achieves superior performances in terms of average system throughput and user satisfaction both in single and heterogeneous mixed traffic scenarios, when compared to some existing ones.


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