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Quality of Service in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks

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dc.contributor.author Kabuya, Chrispin
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-29T09:15:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-29T09:15:15Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/858
dc.description.abstract As a consequence of the increased popularity of wireless local area networks (WLANs) based on IEEE 802.11, the interest for ad hoc networks has also increased. An ad-hoc network is an autonomous wireless network that can be formed without the need of any infrastructure or centralized administration. It is composed of stations that communicate with each other through single-hop or multi-hop paths in a peer-to-peer fashion. One of the challenges that must be overcome to realize the practical benefits of ad hoc networks is Quality of Service (QoS). Ad hoc networks have been proposed for a variety of applications where support for real time, multimedia services may be necessary. These proposed applications need Quality of Service guarantees in order to provide their services correctly. An important component for QoS provisioning is resource (bandwidth) estimation and admission control. This thesis presents a strategy to provide flow-based Quality of Service on the top of MAC layer differentiated mechanisms in 802.11- ad-hoc wireless networks. We approach this by first evaluating 802.11 differentiation mechanisms and then present the strategy theoretically. en_ZW
dc.language.iso en_ZW en_ZW
dc.subject peer-to-peer en_ZW
dc.subject quality of service en_ZW
dc.subject multi-hop paths en_ZW
dc.subject single-hop en_ZW
dc.subject autonomous wireless network en_ZW
dc.subject local area networks en_ZW
dc.subject wireless en_ZW
dc.title Quality of Service in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks en_ZW
thesis.degree.advisor Nyambo, Benny M. (Mr)
thesis.degree.country Zimbabwe en_ZW
thesis.degree.discipline Computer Science en_ZW
thesis.degree.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZW
thesis.degree.grantor University of Zimbabwe en_ZW
thesis.degree.grantoremail specialcol@uzlib.uz.ac.zw
thesis.degree.level MSc en_ZW
thesis.degree.name Master of Science (MSc.) in Computer Science en_ZW
thesis.degree.thesistype Thesis en_ZW
dc.date.defense 2006-02-01


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