Application-Perceived Throughput Process in Wireless Systems

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Lennart Isaksson, Stefan Chevul, Markus Fiedler, Johan Karlsson, Peter Lindberg
Title: Application-Perceived Throughput Process in Wireless Systems
Conference name: ICW 2005, Wireless Technologies
Year: 2005
Pagination: 172-177
ISBN: 0-7695-2422-2
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society, Piscataway, NJ United States
City: Montreal
ISI number: 000232429900029
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Telecommunication Systems (Sektionen för teknik – avd. för telekommunikationssystem)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: Motivated by the central role and the importance of network throughput for the performance of networked applications and thus for user experience, this paper investigates the process of user-perceived throughput. This throughput is measured on rather small time scales and interpreted with aid of summary statistics, histograms and autocorrelation coefficients. The results including GPRS, UMTS and WLAN measurements reveal a clear influence of the network, seen from variations of application-perceived throughput on the one-second time scale, which has to be considered when choosing the right kind of network for a specific task. The different statistical metrics considered will later be used in our research to maintain the QoS of the service decided by the user. While theoretical throughputs are yielded as expected in UMTS, both GPRS and WLAN do not reach the promised throughput values.
Subject: Telecommunications\General
Telecommunications\Overload Control in Intelligent Networks
Keywords: Throughput, user-perceived Quality of Service, UMTS, GPRS, WLAN, higher-order statistics