Conference Proceedings

A non-equilibrium analysis & control framework for communication networks

T Alpcan, P Wang, PG Mehta, T Başar

IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline) | Published : 2007


We present a non-equilibrium analysis and control approach for the Active Queue Management (AQM) problem in communication networks. Using simplified fluid models we carry out a bifurcation study of the complex dynamic queue behavior to show that non-equilibrium methods are essential for analysis and optimization in the AQM problem. We investigate an ergodic theoretic framework for stochastic modeling of the non-equilibrium behavior in deterministic models and use it to identify parameters of a fluid model from packet level simulations. For computational tractability, we use set-oriented numerical methods to construct finite-dimensional Markov models. Subsequently, we develop and analyze an e..

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