ABR Traffic Control Using Feedback Information and Algorithm

  • Lee, Kwang-Ok (Dept. of Computer Science & Statistics, Chosun University) ;
  • Son, Young-Su (Dept. of Multimedia Information & Telecommunication Engineering, Hanlyo University) ;
  • Kim, Hyeon-ju (Dept. of Computer Science & Statistics, Chosun University) ;
  • Bae, Sang-Hyun (Dept. of Computer Science & Statistics, Chosun University)
  • Published : 2003.11.01


ATM ABR service controls network traffic using feedback information on the network congestion situation in order to guarantee the demanded service qualities and the available cell rates. In this paper we apply the control method using queue length prediction to the formation of feedback information for more efficient ABR traffic control. If backward node receive the longer delayed feedback information on the impending congestion, the switch can be already congested from the uncontrolled arriving traffic and the fluctuation of queue length can be inefficiently high in the continuing time intervals. The feedback control method proposed in this paper predicts the queue length in the switch using the slope of queue length prediction function and queue length changes in time-series. The predicted congestion information is backward to the node. NLMS and neural network are used as the predictive control functions, and they are compared from performance on the queue length prediction. Simulation results show the efficiency of the proposed method compared to the feedback control method without the prediction. Therefore, we conclude that the efficient congestion and stability of the queue length controls are possible using the prediction scheme that can resolve the problems caused from the longer delays of the feedback information.