Skip to main content

Cross-Layer Multipath Transmission of Elastic and Streaming Traffic over Heterogeneous Wireless Networks and Its Performance Analysis

  • Conference paper
Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness in Heterogeneous Networks (QShine 2010)

Abstract

Next-generation wireless networks are expected to be heterogeneous by integrating multiple broadband access technologies. Popular wireless devices become equipped with various network interfaces. Multihoming support can be enabled to allow for multiple simultaneous associations with heterogeneous networks. Taking advantage of multihoming capability, we investigate multipath transmission of elastic and streaming traffic over heterogeneous wireless networks. A new flow splitting and multipath transmission scheme is proposed by exploiting cross-layer information of bulk data and video streams. The heavy-tailedness of elastic flow size is mitigated by balancing the traffic load, while the large bandwidth requirement of streaming flows is satisfied by aggregating fractional bandwidth available in multiple networks. Based on the leaky bucket algorithm and a nearly decomposable Markov process, the flow-level performance is evaluated in terms of flow blocking probabilities and data loss probability. Also, we analyze the fine-granular packet-level performance with respect to transfer delay using a batch arrival queueing model. Numerical results demonstrate the performance gain of the multipath transmission scheme.

This research was supported by a Discover Grant from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada and a Start-up Grant from New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF).

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this chapter

Subscribe and save

Springer+ Basic
EUR 32.99 /Month
  • Get 10 units per month
  • Download Article/Chapter or Ebook
  • 1 Unit = 1 Article or 1 Chapter
  • Cancel anytime
Subscribe now

Buy Now

Chapter
USD 29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
eBook
USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Purchases are for personal use only

Institutional subscriptions

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Similar content being viewed by others

References

  1. 3GPP. Transparent end-to-end packet-switched streaming service (PSS); protocols and codecs. 3GPP TS 26.234 V9.3.0 (June 2010)

    Google Scholar 

  2. Delcoigne, F., Proutière, A., Régnié, G.: Modeling integration of streaming and data traffic. Perform. Eval. 55(3-4), 185–209 (2004)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  3. Feldmann, A., Whitt, W.: Fitting mixtures of exponentials to long-tail distributions to analyze network performance models. Perform. Eval. 31(3-4), 245–279 (1998)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  4. Gross, D., Harris, C.M.: Fundamentals of Queueing Theory. Wiley, Chichester (1974)

    MATH  Google Scholar 

  5. Heyman, D.P.: The GBAR source model for VBR videoconferences. IEEE/ACM Trans. Networking 5(4), 554–560 (1997)

    Article  MathSciNet  Google Scholar 

  6. Lin, A.Y.-M., Silvester, J.A.: On the performance of an ATM switch with multichannel transmission groups. IEEE Trans. Commun. 41(5), 760–770 (1993)

    Article  MATH  Google Scholar 

  7. Ma, L., Yu, F., Leung, V.C.M., Randhawa, T.: A new method to support UMTS/WLAN vertical handover using SCTP. IEEE Wireless Commun. Mag. 11(4), 44–51 (2004)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  8. Masi, D.M.B., Fischer, M.J., Garbin, D.A.: Video frame size distribution analysis. The Telecommunications Review 19, 74–86 (2008)

    Google Scholar 

  9. Niyato, D., Hossain, E.: Dynamics of network selection in heterogeneous wireless networks: An evolutionary game approach. IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol. 58(4), 2008–2017 (2009)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  10. Rezaul, K.M., Pakšstas, A.: Web traffic analysis based on EDF statistics. In: Proc. 7th Annual PostGraduate Symposium on the Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking and Broadcasting (PGNet) (June 2006)

    Google Scholar 

  11. Sarkar, U.K., Ramakrishnan, S., Sarkar, D.: Markov-modulated Gamma-based framework. IEEE/ACM Trans. Networking 11(4), 638–649 (2003)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  12. Schwartz, M.: BroadBand Integrated Networks. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs (1996)

    Google Scholar 

  13. Seeling, P., Reisslein, M., Kulapala, B.: Network performance evaluation with frame size and quality traces of single-layer and two-layer video: a tutorial. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials 6(3), 58–78, third quarter (2004)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  14. Si, P., Ji, H., Yu, F.R.: Optimal network selection in heterogeneous wireless multimedia networks. ACM/Springer Wireless Networks 16(5), 1277–1288 (2009)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  15. Song, W., Cheng, Y., Zhuang, W.: Improving voice and data services in cellular/WLAN integrated network by admission control. IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun. 6(11), 4025–4037 (2007)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  16. Song, W., Jiang, H., Zhuang, W.: Performance analysis of the WLAN-first scheme in cellular/WLAN interworking. IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun. 6(5), 1932–1952 (2007)

    Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Editor information

Editors and Affiliations

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

Copyright information

© 2012 ICST Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering

About this paper

Cite this paper

Song, W. (2012). Cross-Layer Multipath Transmission of Elastic and Streaming Traffic over Heterogeneous Wireless Networks and Its Performance Analysis. In: Zhang, X., Qiao, D. (eds) Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness in Heterogeneous Networks. QShine 2010. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, vol 74. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29222-4_35

Download citation

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29222-4_35

  • Publisher Name: Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

  • Print ISBN: 978-3-642-29221-7

  • Online ISBN: 978-3-642-29222-4

  • eBook Packages: Computer ScienceComputer Science (R0)

Publish with us

Policies and ethics