A Control and Management Network for Wireless ATM Systems

Stephen Bush, Sunil Jagannath, Joseph B. Evans, Victor Frost, Gary Minden, K. Sam Shanmugan. A Control and Management Network for Wireless ATM Systems. ACM-Baltzer Wireless Networks (WINET), 3, 1997.


This paper describes the design of a control and management network (orderwire) for a mobile wireless Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) network. This mobile wireless ATM network is part of the Rapidly Deployable Radio Network (RDRN). The orderwire system consists of a packet radio network which overlays the mobile wireless ATM network, each network element in this network uses Global Positioning System (GPS) information to control a beamforming antenna subsystem which provides for spatial reuse. This paper also proposes a novel Virtual Network Configuration (VNC) algorithm for predictive network configuration. A mobile ATM Private Network-Network Interface (PNNI) based on VNC is also discussed. Finally, as a prelude to the system implementation, results of a Maisie simulation of the orderwire system are discussed.