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An Admission Control Algorithm for Isochronous and Asynchronous Traffic in IEEE 802.11ad MAC



Anirudha Sahoo


Due to availability of large amount of bandwidth in the 60 GHz band and support of contention-free channel access called Service Period (SP), the IEEE 802.11ad/ay Wi-Fi standard is well suited for low latency and high data rate applications. IEEE 802.11ad supports two types of user traffic: isochronous and asynchronous. These user traffic need guaranteed SP duration before their respective deadlines. Hence, admission control plays an important role in an IEEE 802.11ad system. In an earlier work, we studied admission control and scheduling of isochronous and asynchronous traffic in an IEEE 802.11ad system, but we assumed the asynchronous requests to be periodic to keep the algorithm simple. That assumption resulted in overallocation of resource and potential loss of performance. In this paper, we present an admission control algorithm which does not make such assumption and yet still maintains a linear run time complexity and allocates resources to the requests in a proportional fair manner. We provide arguments to establish correctness of the algorithm in terms of guaranteeing SP allocation to the requests before their respective deadlines.


admission control, scheduling, IEEE 802.11ad, MAC, isochronous, asynchronous


Sahoo, A. (2024), An Admission Control Algorithm for Isochronous and Asynchronous Traffic in IEEE 802.11ad MAC, arXiv, [online],, (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created March 14, 2024, Updated March 18, 2024