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A Control and Management Network for Wireless ATM Systems

Stephen F. Bush, Sunil Jagannath, Ricardo Sanchez, Joseph B. Evans, K. Sam Shanmugan and Victor S. Frost

Abstract:

This paper describes the design of a control and management network (orderwire) for a mobile wireless Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) network. This mobile wireless ATM network is part of the Rapidly Deployable Radio Network (RDRN). The orderwire system consists of a packet radio network which overlays the mobile wireless ATM network, each network element in this network uses Global Positioning System (GPS) information to control a beamforming antenna subsystem which provides for spatial reuse. This paper also proposes a novel Virtual Network Configuration (VNC) algorithm for predictive network configuration. A mobile ATM Private Network-Network Interface (PNNI) based on VNC is also discussed. Finally, as a prelude to the system implementation, results of a Maisie simulation of the orderwire system are discussed.





Steve Bush
Tue Nov 12 11:48:31 CST 1996