Dynamic Routing in Hybrid Networks with Integrated Voice and Data Traffic
Date: January 08 - January 12, 1995
In this paper, we consider a large hybrid network which consists of a low-delay terrestrial sub-network and a high-bandwidth satellite sub-network. Both voice and data traffic are transmitted and routed through the same network. We show how to route both traffic via ground and/or satellite links. Two common voice/data integrated protocols such as fixed boundary and movable boundary schemes for the satellite channel are investigated, and the performance of both schemes is evaluated. The optimal splitting ratios for voice and data at the SIMPs (Satellite Interface Message Processors) are found using a powerful numerical optimization package (FSQP). We also develop dynamically optimal splitting ratios between satellite network and terrestrial network for data and voice traffic. We constantly monitor the traffic and measure the arrival rate and occupancy of every link. Based on these data, we optimize data traffic delay in a suitable time-frame under the constraints of voice traffic blocking probabilities of voice transmission links being less than specified value, which is up to system’s design or users’ requirements. A dynamic routing algorithm is presented.