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Reliability modeling and performance evaluation of variable link-capacity networks

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3 Author(s)
Varshney, P.K. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Syracuse Univ., NY, USA ; Joshi, A.R. ; Pei-Liang Chang

This paper presents a composite performance index for communication networks with variable link-capacities. This index is based on link reliabilities and multiple-capacity link-states. Source-to-terminal success is the ability to provide connectivity with a certain traffic-carrying capacity. This index is useful for determining the performance of networks with links operating with residual traffic-carrying capacity and gives a good idea of the available resources for a particular s-t connection. An algorithm is given to evaluate the composite performance index

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Reliability, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:43 ,  Issue: 3 )