Accession Number : ADA284413

Title :   Discrete-Event-Dynamic-System-Based Approaches for Control in Integrated Voice/Data Multihop Radio Networks.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Cassandras, Christos G. ; Julka, Vibhor

Report Date : NOV 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : This report describes the progress made towards the effort to develop and apply new discrete-event-dynamic-system-based techniques for the transmission scheduling problem in Radio Networks (RN). The report is in two parts: in part one we examine the transmission scheduling problem in the context of (fixed length) data traffic. In contrast to our earlier work, performed under contract N000014-91-J-2025, which dealt with the broadcast scheduling problem in a fully connected packet RN, the first part of this report extends the proposed methodology therein to general topology networks. In part two, we look at the scheduling problem when processing packetized voice calls in a N-node multihop RN. As will be seen, the different Grade-of-Service (GOS) requirements associated with voice and data traffic lead to two decidedly different scheduling policies. We begin with a brief review of the transmission scheduling problem in N-node Radio Networks

Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, *RADIO TRANSMISSION, VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, TOPOLOGY, FREQUENCY ALLOCATION, NODES, OPTIMIZATION, PROBLEM SOLVING.

Subject Categories : Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE