Max-Min Fair Rate Allocation Scheme in Multirate Multicast Networks Using Supervisory Control

Hee-Jung BYUN  Jong-Tae LIM  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E89-B    No.5    pp.1678-1681
Publication Date: 2006/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e89-b.5.1678
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Network
multicast,  fairness,  supervisory control,  

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This paper describes a max-min fair rate allocation scheme in multicast networks based on the supervisory control framework for discrete event systems. Based on the discrete event model of multicast networks, we design a supervisor to guarantee the max-min fair allocation of bandwidth. Analysis and simulations are used to show that the controlled networks guarantee the max-min fair sharing with a low message exchange overhead and fast convergence time.