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Traffic placement policies for a multi-band networkRecently protocols were introduced that enable the integration of synchronous traffic (voice or video) and asynchronous traffic (data) and extend the size of local area networks without loss in speed or capacity. One of these is DRAMA, a multiband protocol based on broadband technology. It provides dynamic allocation of bandwidth among clusters of nodes in the total network. A number of traffic placement policies for such networks are proposed and evaluated. Metrics used for performance evaluation include average network access delay, degree of fairness of access among the nodes, and network throughput. The feasibility of the DRAMA protocol is established through simulation studies. DRAMA provides effective integration of synchronous and asychronous traffic due to its ability to separate traffic types. Under the suggested traffic placement policies, the DRAMA protocol is shown to handle diverse loads, mixes of traffic types, and numbers of nodes, as well as modifications to the network structure and momentary traffic overloads.
Document ID
19900012963
Document Type
Other
Authors
Maly, Kurt J. (Old Dominion Univ. Norfolk, VA, United States)
Foudriat, E. C. (Old Dominion Univ. Norfolk, VA, United States)
Game, David (Old Dominion Univ. Norfolk, VA, United States)
Mukkamala, R. (Old Dominion Univ. Norfolk, VA, United States)
Overstreet, C. Michael (Old Dominion Univ. Norfolk, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1990
Publication Information
Publication: Extremely High Data-Rate, Reliable Network Systems Research
Subject Category
COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: CITT-596041
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG1-908
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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