Modified Guaranteed Bandwidth: A New Protocol for Real-Time Communication on DQDB
The Guaranteed Bandwidth Protocol (GBW) is an access scheme being proposed for implementation of connection oriented services in DQDB networks. Connection oriented services are expected to handle both constant bit rate (CBR) and variable bit rate (VBR) traffic that have delay and jitter constraints. It has been reported that the GBW protocol can provide guaranteed bandwidth and lower delays compared to the ordinary DQDB protocol. However, the intensity of the jitter introduced by this scheme has not been made clear. This paper compares the jitter results for the GBW scheme to those obtained by a new access method called Modified Guaranteed Bandwidth (MOD_GBW) protocol, which is proposed here. It is shown through simulation that MOD_GBW also provides guaranteed bandwidth and that its delay and jitter characteristics are significantly better than those of the GBW protocol. In the simulation model, the DQDB stations are divided into two groups: 1)Real-Time (RT) stations that generate either CBR or VBR real-time traffic; and 2)Data stations that generate memoryless type of traffic. Data stations operate according to the ordinary DQDB protocol only. The main performance measure adopted here for the real-time traffic is the interdeparture time distribution of consecutive segments from an RT-station. We define the variance of this distribution as jitter. This paper also shows the impact of GBW/MOD_GBW on the performance of the data stations by evaluating their throughput and average bus access delay. Finally, we show that the network performance is weakly related to the number of RT-stations under MOD_GBW, but it depends strongly on the overall loading.
- IEICE Transactions on Communications
IEICE Transactions on Communications E79-B (10), 1515-1524, 1996-10-20
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