ITTC Project

Quality of Service Translations

Project Award Date: 05-16-1998


Internet protocol (IP) services are increasingly important to both business and residential customers. These Internet users will seek Quality of Service (QoS) features that will provide service guarantees. For network providers, IP QoS features will play a critical role in future communications offerings. To give users an array of choices in their future network services, a wide variety of QoS architectures need to be developed and deployed.
The project will address the problem of translating or mapping parameters between QoS architectures, and provide solutions via an IP QoS framework.

This project has several objectives:
Benchmark various IP switching architectures

Become thoroughly familiar with current IP QoS architectures

Determine requirements for each of the QoS architectures

Develop translation algorithms, with the possibility of contract renegotiation in mind for nodes that cannot conform to an end-to-end QoS contract

Determine interworking characteristics when spanning QoS architectures in a LAN/W AN environment

Develop and transfer administrative knowledge of next-generation technologies.

ITTC researchers will develop a testbed for the study of IP QoS issues, perform experiments that use this resource, and measure the system behavior. The above objects will be met through a mixture of measurement, analysis, algorithm development, and implementation.


Faculty Investigator(s): Joseph Evans (PI)

Project Sponsors

Primary Sponsor(s): Sprint

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