Performance Evaluation of an ATM Connection with Several Cell Flow Components

Francis PITCHO
Hiroaki SATO

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E79-B    No.5    pp.716-718
Publication Date: 1996/05/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Communication Networks and Services
UPC,  multi-component connections,  leaky bucket.,  

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This letter studies the Peak Cell Rate (PCR) policing of ATM connections that consist of multiple cell flow components. It is shown that the conventional methods proposed for policing the aggregate flow do not use the network's resources efficiently. This letter proposes a simple and efficient UPC (Usage Parameter Control) mechanism based on a tandem leaky bucket for multi-component ATM connections. The results show that network resource requirements can be minimized, with reasonable hardware complexity.