Document Type thesis Author Name Farmer, Jason Z URN etd-121806-235007 Title Multi-Objective Routing Optimization for Multiple Level Priority and Preemption in Multi-Tiered Networks Degree MS Department Electrical & Computer Engineering Advisors Prof. David Cyganski, Advisor Prof. Brian King, Committee Member Prof. Wenjing Lou, Committee Member Keywords Multi-Tiered Routing Optimization Multi-Objective Networks Date of Presentation/Defense 2006-10-19 Availability unrestricted
This thesis explores techniques for improving the Quality of Service (QoS) driven routing of IP traffic in a Network Centric Military Communications System within an HC3 (High Capacity Communications Capability) tiered topology. In this specialized network various routing algorithms, including traditional, QoS-constrained search-based, and heuristic approaches, were evaluated. An automatic system for the probabilistic generation of appropriate networks and traffic was created for Monte Carlo simulation of the systems and testing of the various routing algorithms. A new algorithm we propose, based upon a hiercharical decomposition of routes about the minimum distance routes, is described and tested. These results provide both insight into this problem and demonstrate the possibility of highly optimized solutions without exhaustive search.
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