Bounded Control of Multiple-Delay Systems with Applications to ATM Networks

  • Sophie Tarbouriech
  • Chaouki T. Abdallah
  • Marco Ariola
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 38)


The transmission of multimedia traffic on the broadband integrated service digital networks (B-ISDN) has created the need for new transport technologies such as Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM). Briefly, because or the variability of the multimedia traffic, ATM networks seek to guarantee an end-to-end quality of service (QoS) by dividing the varying types of traffic (voice, data, etc.) into short, fixed-size cells (53 bytes each) whose transmission delay may be predicted and controlled. ATM is thus a Virtual Circuit (VC) technology which combines advantages of circuit-switching (all intermediate switches are alerted of the transmission requirements, and a connecting circuit is established) and packet-switching (many circuits can share the network resources). In order for the various VC’s to share network resources, flow and congestion control algorithms need to be designed and implemented. The congestion control problem is solved by regulating the input traffic rate. In addition, because of its inherent flexibility, ATM traffic may be served under one of the following service classes:


Bound Control Asynchronous Transfer Mode Virtual Circuit Asynchronous Transfer Mode Network Asynchronous Transfer Mode Switch 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sophie Tarbouriech
    • 1
  • Chaouki T. Abdallah
    • 2
  • Marco Ariola
    • 3
  1. 1.LAAS-CNRS, 7 Avenue du Colonel RocheToulouse cedex 4France
  2. 2.Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Informatica e SistemisticaUniversità degli Studi di Napoli Federico IINapoliItaly

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