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Stability and sensitivity of ABR flow control protocols
Author(s): Wie Kang Tsai; Yuseok Kim; Fabio Chiussi; Chai-Keong Toh
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Paper Abstract

This tutorial paper surveys the important issues in stability and sensitivity analysis of ABR flow control of ATM networks. THe stability and sensitivity issues are formulated in a systematic framework. Four main cause of instability in ABR flow control are identified: unstable control laws, temporal variations of available bandwidth with delayed feedback control, misbehaving components, and interactions between higher layer protocols and ABR flow control. Popular rate-based ABR flow control protocols are evaluated. Stability and sensitivity is shown to be the fundamental issues when the network has dynamically-varying bandwidth. Simulation result confirming the theoretical studies are provided. Open research problems are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3530, Performance and Control of Network Systems II, (7 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.325886
Show Author Affiliations
Wie Kang Tsai, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
Yuseok Kim, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
Fabio Chiussi, Bell Labs./Lucent Technologies (United States)
Chai-Keong Toh, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3530:
Performance and Control of Network Systems II
Wai Sum Lai; Robert B. Cooper, Editor(s)

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