Cross-layer Resource Allocation on Broadband Power Line Based on Novel QoS-priority Scheduling Function in MAC Layer


Traditional resource allocation algorithms use the hierarchical system, which does not apply to the bad channel environment in broadband power line communication system. Introducing the idea of cross-layer can improve the utilization of resources and ensure the QoS of services. This paper proposes a cross-layer resource allocation on broadband power line based on QoS priority scheduling function on MAC layer. Firstly, the algorithm considers both of real-time users’ requirements for delay and non-real-time users’ requirements for queue length. And then user priority function is proposed. Then each user’s scheduled packets number is calculated according to its priority function. The scheduling sequences are based on the utility function. In physical layer, according to the scheduled packets, the algorithm allocates physical resources for packets. The simulation results show that the proposed algorithm give consideration to both latency and throughput of the system with improving users’ QoS.

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Qian, H. , Jun, L. , Chen, X. and Ruichao, D. (2013) Cross-layer Resource Allocation on Broadband Power Line Based on Novel QoS-priority Scheduling Function in MAC Layer. Communications and Network, 5, 69-73. doi: 10.4236/cn.2013.53B2014.

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