Performance evaluation of layered communication protocol

Hiroshi Inai, Tokumi Yokohira, Masayuki Murata, Hideo Miyahara

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This paper proposes a queueing network model for the layered communication protocol and its approximate analysis method. The performance of the layered communication protocol is evaluated by using the proposed model and analysis. First, the queueing network model is constructed for the connection‐oriented and connectionless data transmissions between peer layers. In each queueing network model, the transmission delay in the lower layer protocol is represented by an infinite‐servor queue. The performance model for the layered communication protocol is constructed by piling up each model. Then an approximate analysis is presented for each queueing network model. Based on the relation to be satisfied by the packet transmission delay in each layer and the throughput between adjacent layers, an approximate analysis of the whole model can be executed iteratively. In numerical examples, the validity of the approximate analysis for the model is shown. The effects of window size, the time‐out period, and receiver buffer size on the transmission delay are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-25
Number of pages13
JournalElectronics and Communications in Japan (Part I: Communications)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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