Connection Admission Control for Multiservice Integrated Cellular/WLAN System

TitleConnection Admission Control for Multiservice Integrated Cellular/WLAN System
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsStevens-Navarro, E., A. H. Mohsenian-Rad, and V. Wong
JournalVehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on
Pagination3789 -3800
Date Publishednov.
Keywordscellular radio, connection admission control, cost minimization, cutoff priority policy, fractional guard channel admission control, multiservice integrated cellular-WLAN system, optimisation, optimization, QoS, quality of service, quality-of-service, radio access networks, revenue-maximization, telecommunication congestion control, wireless access network, wireless channels, wireless LAN, wireless local area network

The complementary characteristics of wireless cellular networks and wireless local area networks (WLANs) make them suitable to jointly offer seamless wireless access services to mobile users. In an integrated cellular/WLAN system, the quality-of-service (QoS) requirements for different services (e.g., voice, real-time video) require admission control to limit the number of connections in each access network. In this paper, we first develop an analytical model to facilitate the evaluation of different admission control policies in a multiservice integrated cellular/WLAN system. We then formulate two different revenue-maximization problems. Each problem takes different QoS requirements into account. By solving the equivalent cost-minimization problems, we evaluate the system performance when different combinations of cutoff priority and fractional guard channel admission control policies are being used. Results show that using a cutoff priority policy in both wireless access networks can achieve the optimal solution for the two optimization problems under a wide range of network conditions.


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