Control engineer's look at ATM congestion avoidance

Charles E. Rohrs*, Randall A. Berry, Stephen J. O'Halek

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

9 Scopus citations


Algorithms for controlling congestion are critical for the success of ATM networks. The various sample algorithms appearing in the literature have in common significant non-linearities that make these algorithms difficult to analyze using the tools of classical control theory. This paper reports on the beginnings of a research program that considers the ATM congestion control problem from the point of view of control theorist. A control scheme is developed that can be designed and analyzed using well established linear control theory. There is promise that as this approach is further developed it offers hope that analysis can assure reasonable behavior in the large scale system setting of ATM networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record / IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference. Part 2 (of 3) - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Nov 14 1995Nov 16 1995


OtherProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference. Part 2 (of 3)
CitySingapore, Singapore

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Global and Planetary Change


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