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Mobile ATM Buffer Capacity Analysis

Stephen F. Bush, Joseph B. Evans and Victor Frost


This paper extends a stochastic theory for buffer fill distribution for multiple ``on'' and ``off'' sources to a mobile environment. Queue fill distribution is described by a set of differential equations assuming sources alternate asynchronously between exponentially distributed periods in ``on'' and ``off'' states. This paper includes the probabilities that mobile sources have links to a given queue. The sources represent mobile user nodes, and the queue represents the capacity of a switch. This paper presents a method of analysis which uses mobile parameters such as speed, call rates per unit area, cell area, and call duration and determines queue fill distribution at the ATM cell level. The analytic results are compared with simulation results.

Steve Bush
Sun Aug 25 17:38:45 CDT 1996