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ENHANCED USER PRIORITY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009638D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 93K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Robert E. Balgeman: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In a radio communication system, there are two schemes that are commonly used to give queuing priority to calls. They are (1) a first come, first served method where users are queued in order of arrival and (2) associating a fxed priority value with a particular radio user, group or call and ordering the queue in terms of that priority value. An improvement on these methods is to also include recent user priority which gives higher queuing pri- ority to calls where there has been recent activity. These priority schemes are used during busy periods when there are more calls in progress than traffic resources (bandwidth) to support these calls, result- ing in some calls being queued. In order to mini- mize disruption of ongoing speech calls, higher pri- ority is given to calls with recent activity. However, these schemes do not provide a good way to ensure highest priority to the most important calls.

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ENHANCED USER PRIORITY

by Robert E. Balgeman, Gary J. Aitkenhead and Surender Kumar

BACKGROUND

  In a radio communication system, there are two schemes that are commonly used to give queuing priority to calls. They are (1) a first come, first served method where users are queued in order of arrival and (2) associating a fxed priority value with a particular radio user, group or call and ordering the queue in terms of that priority value. An improvement on these methods is to also include recent user priority which gives higher queuing pri- ority to calls where there has been recent activity. These priority schemes are used during busy periods when there are more calls in progress than traffic resources (bandwidth) to support these calls, result- ing in some calls being queued. In order to mini- mize disruption of ongoing speech calls, higher pri- ority is given to calls with recent activity. However, these schemes do not provide a good way to ensure highest priority to the most important calls.

ENHANCE PRIORITY METHODS

  This article proposes an improvement to priority queuing that uses some new methods to evaluate queuing priority of calls, ensuring that the highest priority (and, as a result, lowest queuing delay) to access the communication resources is given to the most important calls.

  One method takes into account the following information to evaluate which calls are most impor- tant:

  With this method, users that talk most often and utilize the resources most efficiently would be given higher priority for access to resources than occa- sional users, the rationale being that frequent users should enjoy a better quality of service. Also, calls to certain targets may be defined as being more important than other calls and these could be given higher priority in times of congestion.

  Another method to evaluate relative priority of several calls is to monitor the calls on the system using a speech or word recognition system. This system can be progra...