Accession Number : ADA297071

Title :   Novel Techniques for the Analysis of Wireless Integrated Voice/Data Networks.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jun 93-May 95,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wieselthier, Jeffrey E. ; Barnhart, Craig M. ; Ephremides, Anthony

PDF Url : ADA297071

Report Date : 24 JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : In this report, we consider the evaluation of data-packet delay in wireless integrated voice"data networks. In networks that support circuit-switched voice, the voice occupancy process satisfies a product-form solution under reasonable modeling assumptions. Although this product-form solution provides an accurate characterization of equilibrium voice-traffic behavior, it does not directly provide a method to evaluate data-packet delay. However, examination of each link separately in a manner that incorporates interaction with the rest of the network permits us to take advantage of the wireless nature of the network and obtain a three-flow characterization of each link, which also satisfies a product-form solution and is hence termed a "mini-product-form" solution. By matching the values of these flows to the average values obtained from the product-form solution of the entire network, we obtain a three-dimensional Markov chain characterization of the voice occupancy state on the link, which permits a simpler evaluation of data-packet delay. A further reduction is possible by converting the three-dimensional chain to a single-dimensional one. Performance results demonstrate that these models provide satisfactory delay estimates that also appear to be upper bounds on delay. (KAR) P. 2

Descriptors :   *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, *VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, *PACKET SWITCHING, NETWORKS, ONE DIMENSIONAL, ESTIMATES, REDUCTION, THREE DIMENSIONAL, DELAY.

Subject Categories : Radio Communications
      Voice Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE