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

Report Date:

1995-07-24

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

In this report, we consider the evaluation of data-packet delay in wireless integrated voicedata 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

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications
  • Voice Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE