Accession Number : ADA140166

Title :   Multiple Path Static Routing Protocols for Packet Switched Networks.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Schiantarelli,H T

PDF Url : ADA140166

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 143

Abstract : A central issue in the design of a packet switched communications network is the development of an efficient routing protocol, which determines the routes followed by the information as it traverses the network. The performance of a static routing protocol that allows for multiple path routing based on the use of routing fractions, is analyzed using computer simulation. Comparison is made between the performance of this protocol and that of a minimum number of hops routing protocol. Routing fractions calculated by two different methods are used and their relative performance analyzed. A comparative analysis is done of the performance of ths protocol when using virtual circuit service and datagram service in the network. Provision is made to extend use of the simulation program to analyze dynamic routing cases using routing fractions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Communication switching centers, *Communications networks, *Routing, *Computer programs, Paths, Computerized simulation, Packets, Data links, Theses

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE