Learn More
Theory and experiments show that as the per-flow product of bandwidth and latency increases, TCP becomes inefficient and prone to instability, regardless of the queuing scheme. This failing becomes increasingly important as the Internet evolves to incorporate very high-bandwidth optical links and more large-delay satellite links.To address this problem, we(More)
We consider power and server allocation in a multibeam satellite downlink which transmits data to <i>N</i> different ground locations over <i>N</i> time-varying channels. Packets destined for each ground location are stored in separate queues and the server rate for each queue <i>i</i> depends on the power <i>p<sub>i</sub></i> (<i>t</i>) allocated to that(More)
This paper examines the robustness properties of existing adaptive control algorithms to unmodeled plant high-frequency dynamics and unmeasurable output disturbances. It is demonstrated that there exist two infinite-gain operators in the nonlinear dynamic system which determines the time-evolution of output and parameter errors. The pragmatic implication of(More)
Wireless vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication holds great promise for significantly reducing the human and financial costs of vehicle collisions. A common characteristic of this communication is the broadcast of a device's core state information at regular intervals (e.g. a vehicle's speed and location, or a traffic(More)
In a network, multiple links are interconnected by means of switches. A switch is a device with multiple input and output links, and its job is to move data from the input links to the output links. In this thesis, we focus on a number of fundamental issues concerning the quality of service provided by electronic and optical switches. We discuss various(More)
One of the more challenging and yet unresolved issues which is paramount to the success of ATM networks is that of congestion control for Available Bit Rate (ABR) traffic. Unlike other ATM service categories, ABR provides a feedback mechanism, allowing interior nodes to dictate source rates. Previous work has demonstrated how linear control theory can be(More)