Accession Number:

ADA149420

Title:

System Dynamics and Network Control.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL SIGNALS AND RADAR ESTABLISHMENT MALVERN (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The difficulties involved in the evaluation of the performance of adaptive controls in communications networks are discussed. Current analytical tools are assessed and the System Dynamics technique is described. The application of System Dynamics to the investigation of various network controls is discussed and results are given for some simple examples, including nodal congestion control, sliding window flow controls, and adaptive routing. Finally, the relevance of System Dynamics to the simulation of large realistic networks is examined and conclusions are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE