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Discussion on Improving Quality of Service through Available Bandwidth Estimation in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2010 by IJCA Journal
Number 8 - Article 4
Year of Publication: 2010
K. Mohideen Vahitha Banu

Mohideen Vahitha K Banu. Article:Discussion on Improving Quality of Service through Available Bandwidth Estimation in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. International Journal of Computer Applications 11(8):18–20, December 2010. Published By Foundation of Computer Science. BibTeX

	author = {K. Mohideen Vahitha Banu},
	title = {Article:Discussion on Improving Quality of Service through Available Bandwidth Estimation in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2010},
	volume = {11},
	number = {8},
	pages = {18--20},
	month = {December},
	note = {Published By Foundation of Computer Science}


The term bandwidth refers to the data rate that a network link or a network path can transfer. Bandwidth is one of the guarantee attribute to measure the performance of the network. Estimating accurate available bandwidth allows a node to make optimal decision before sending a packet in networks. It is therefore obvious that the available bandwidth estimation improves the Quality of Service (QoS) in wired and wireless Networks. Measuring available bandwidth in ad hoc networks is challenging issue in Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET). This paper describes various tools and techniques to measure the available bandwidth and purpose of bandwidth estimation to improve the QoS in MANET.


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