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Dynamic routing of telephone traffic using network management tools


Ambrose, Barry E. (1996) Dynamic routing of telephone traffic using network management tools. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/cky0-6y06.


In this thesis, the consequences of automating network management of telephone networks are examined. The role of network managers is to monitor the network for exceptional conditions and place controls into the network if necessary to deal with these network exceptions. One potential consequence of automating network management is a network which is capable of adjusting itself quickly to changing traffic conditions, also known as a network with dynamic routing. Simulations are used to show that there are benefits to be gained from implementing dynamic routing by automating the actions of the network managers. In this thesis, the application of learning techniques such as neural networks and linear predictors to the tasks of network traffic management is also examined. Three network management tasks considered are: (i) recognition of traffic patterns in the network (ii) learning suitable thresholds for network congestion control and (iii) time series prediction of trunk group occupancy. It is found that non-linear learning techniques such as neural networks can give small gains over the more standard technique of linear predictors.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Dynamic routing ; telephone traffic ; network management tools
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Electrical Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Goodman, Rodney M.
Thesis Committee:
  • Goodman, Rodney M. (chair)
  • Goldsmith, Andrea Jo
  • Effros, Michelle
  • Smyth, Padhraic
  • McEliece, Robert J.
Defense Date:31 May 1995
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-09192006-170430
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ID Code:3641
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Deposited On:19 Sep 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2021 23:07

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