Circuit Emulation Technique in ATM Networks

Changhwan OH
Masayuki MURATA

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E76-B    No.6    pp.646-657
Publication Date: 1993/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Communication Networks and Service
ATM (asynchronous transfer mode),  circuit emulation,  bursty traffic,  periodical service,  

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A circuit emulation technique in the ATM network becomes necessary to guarantee user requirements similar to QOS grade offered by STM network where small bit error rates and constant delay times are offered. The Head-Of-Line method or other priority control schemes may be considered to provide such service in the ATM network, while it is known to give too inferior quality to non-circuit emulation service traffic. In this paper, we propose a new method called a periodical bandwidth allocation method for the circuit emulation technique. The cells of circuit emulation service traffic are transmitted periodically in our proposal. A periodical interval is determined from both the length of limit delay time of circuit emulation traffic in each switching node and the number of cell arrivals during the limit delay time. To evaluate our method, we consider three kinds of arrival patterns (the best case, the moderate case, and the worst case) for the circuit emulation traffic and a two-state MMPP for modeling the non-circuit emulation traffic. We show performance results in terms of the cell loss probability and the mean delay time in our proposal through analytic and simulation approaches.