ITTC Project

ACTS ATM Internetwork

Project Award Date: 1994


THE ACTS ATM Internetwork (AAI) will be composed of a large number of network elements, connected by both ATM DS-3 (45 Mb/s) and OC-12c (622 Mb/s) satellite(ACTS) facilities. There is a need to perform a quantitative evaluation of the performance of the AAAI under a variety of conditions. Such an evaluation will provide valuable information required for the ubiquitous deployment of large ATM networks. The thrust of the task for the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center will be on the measurement of the AAI netowrk performance and the use of those measurement capabilities to determine the efficacy of call admission and congestion control (that is, the performance of the network under stress) as well as to profile the user applications, i.e., traffic characterization. Thus, the issues associated with control and management of "realistic networks" are being addressed. The results form these tasks will demonstrate if techniques developed and tested on "small" systems scale up to networks with a "large" number of users.

The work is a direct outgrowth of our on-going high speed networking projects. As part of the MAGIC testbed, ITTC has conducted some preliminary ATM measurments and will be conducting an extensive measurement program.

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Faculty Investigator(s): Victor Frost (PI)

Project Sponsors

Primary Sponsor(s): DARPA

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Sponsored Research Agreement

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