Title: Performance evaluation of multi-service UMTS core networks with clustering and neural modelling

Authors: Izabella Lokshina

Addresses: Management, Marketing and Information Systems, SUNY-Oneonta, NY 13820, USA

Abstract: In this paper, we present the modelling of the dynamic behaviour of an ATM-based, multi-service UMTS core network with calls that belong to one of four service classes and arrive randomly. Arriving calls are granted service based on specific service class, required maximum and minimum bandwidth, and available network resources. Performance of priority-based dynamic capacity allocation, suitable for the wireless system supporting ATM-like traffic is analysed. Scheduling of the ATM cell transmission in each uplink TDMA frame is based on a priority scheme. GoS (blocking probability) and QoS (throughput) parameters for bandwidth sharing policy (BSP) are considered, and partial overlapped transmission link (POL) is implemented. In the modelling, the clustering procedure is developed based on Markov reward models (MRMs), enhanced by the self-organising vector quantification (VQ) and neural modelling. The optimal link occupancy probability distribution is calculated using the neural network, trained with Kohonen rules. Simulation and numerical results are shown.

Keywords: communications; wireless networks; ATM-like traffic; multi-service UMTS; network resources; bandwidth sharing policy; BSP; partial overlapped transmission link; POL; Markov reward model; MRM; clustering; neural networks; modelling; performance evaluation; ATM cell transmission; scheduling; capacity allocation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMNDI.2012.045768

International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation, 2012 Vol.4 No.1, pp.24 - 31

Available online: 27 Feb 2012 *

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