Supervisory Rate-Based Flow Control of ATM Networks for ABR Services

Kwang-Hyun CHO  Jong-Tae LIM  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E81-B   No.6   pp.1269-1271
Publication Date: 1998/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Switching and Communication Processing
ATM network,  ABR service,  rate-based flow control,   discrete event dynamic systems,  supervisory control,  

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A new approach for the flow control of available bit rate service in ATM network is proposed using supervisory control theory upon discrete event models. According to the approach, each rate controller adjusts the input source traffic within a specific zone decided by the supervisor. In this way, the proposed control scheme ensures congestion avoidance and the maximal successful transmission rate of the input source traffic in a fair manner upon a simplistic way of explicit rate setting for resource management cells.