Dynamic reservation TDMA protocol for wireless ATM networks

Jean François Frigon, Victor C.M. Leung, Chun Bun Henry Chan

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A dynamic reservation time division multiple access (DR-TDMA) control protocol that extends the capabilities of asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) networks over the wireless channel is proposed in this paper. DR-TDMA combines the advantages of distributed access and centralized control for transporting constant bit rate (CBR), variable bit rate (VBR), and available bit rate (ABR) traffic efficiently over a wireless channel. The contention slots access for reservation requests is governed by the framed pseudo-Bayesian priority (FPBP) Aloha protocol that provides different access priorities to the control packets in order to improve the quality-of-service (QoS) offered to time sensitive connections. DR-TDMA also features a novel integrated resource allocation algorithm that efficiently schedules terminals' reserved access to the wireless ATM channel by considering their requested bandwidth and QoS. Integration of CBR, voice, VBR, data, and control traffic over the wireless ATM channel using the proposed DR-TDMA protocol is considered in this paper. Simulation results are presented to show that the protocol respects the required QoS of each traffic category while providing a highly efficient utilization of approximately 96% for the wireless ATM channel.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-383
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2001


  • MAC protocols
  • Performance evaluation
  • Wireless ATM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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