ATM Network Resource Management Techniques for CBR Virtual Paths/Channels

Youichi SATO
Ken-ichi SATO

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E79-B    No.5    pp.684-692
Publication Date: 1996/05/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Communication Networks and Services
ATM,  CBR,  M/D/1,  quality of service,  cell delay variation,  

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The benefits of ATM techniques have been widely recognized and many organizations envisage the introduction of ATM techniques into their telecommunication networks. The ATM benefits can, however, be fully exploited only after effective network resource management techniques have been developed. This paper focuses on CBR-VP management techniques. The ATM transport network architecture and VP roles are summarized. Next, the issues of VP accommodation design are described. The point is how to create a design that accommodates cell loss and cell delay jitter, both of which depend on various network parameters and conditions. For this purpose, analytical procedures based on an M/D/1 queueing model are adopted. The approximation method is shown to be very effective in practical use through computer analysis. The method guarantees conservative QOSs. Finally, the proposed method is applied to several design examples to illustrate VP management issues. The proposed method will enable ATM techniques to be introduced to our telecommunication networks by the mid-1990's.