RTS/CTS Based Endpoint Admission Control for VoIP Over 802.11e

  • John Fitzpatrick
  • Seán Murphy
  • John Murphy
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4267)


In this paper an endpoint-based admission control mechanism for VoIP over WLAN is proposed. The mechanism operates by first measuring the utilisation of the channel and comparing this to a pre-determined threshold, if the channel utilisation exceeds this threshold, the call is rejected. One important aspect of the mechanism is that it can operate in the presence of hidden terminals. This is done by using the Request-to-Send/Clear-to-Send WLAN signalling to determine channel utilisation. The scheme is designed to be flexible; it can operate with heterogeneous data rates, with varying traffic types and in the presence of legacy 802.11 nodes. The scheme was developed and evaluated using the Qualnet network simulator. An empirical approach was used to determine appropriate admission thresholds. Then, simulations were performed to demonstrate the successful operation of the scheme.


Call Admission Control VoIP 802.11e RTS/CTS 


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© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Fitzpatrick
    • 1
  • Seán Murphy
    • 1
  • John Murphy
    • 1
  1. 1.Performance Engineering Lab, UCD School of Computer Science and InformaticsUniversity College DublinBelfield, Dublin 4

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