PEASE, S.G. ... et al., 2011. Cross-layer signalling and middleware: a survey for inelastic soft real-time applications in MANETs. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 34 (6), pp.1928-1941.
This paper provides a review of the different cross-layer design and protocol tuning approaches that may be used to meet a growing need to support inelastic soft real-time streams in MANETs. These streams are characterised by critical timing and throughput requirements and low packet loss tolerance levels. Many cross-layer approaches exist either for provision of QoS to soft real-time streams in static wireless networks or to improve the performance of real and non-real-time transmissions in MANETs. The common ground and lessons learned from these approaches, with a view to the potential provision of much needed support to real-time applications in MANETs, is therefore discussed.
This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Journal of Network and Computer Applications and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnca.2011.07.005
This work is sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) and BAE Systems, UK.