Robust rate control for ABR sources

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The paper considers the design of explicit rate-based flow control for ABR sources in an ATM network. The goal is to share the available capacity 'fairly' among many sources while maintaining queue length at a bottleneck node at a desired level. This problem is formulated as a stochastic control problem, and in this framework rate-control mechanisms are developed, which stabilize the queue length even though different sources may have different round-trip delays to the bottleneck node. Various robustness properties of the solution are illustrated through simulation experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-173
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 17th Annual IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, INFOCOM. Part 1 (of 3) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 29 1998Apr 2 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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