Performance analysis of an ATM multiplexer loaded with VBR traffic generated by multimode speech coders
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Multimode coders are able to exploit the different characteristics of the speech waveform and to take into account the different peculiarities of background noise, thus allowing improvements in both signal reconstruction and network offered load. In this context the Variable Rate CELP (VR-CELP) coding, that is, a multimode VBR coding based on the Code Excited Linear Prediction technique, has been introduced in literature and is currently being considered for use in various applications,
... ly in the third generation UMTS cellular systems. The target of the paper is to introduce an efficient and accurate framework allowing a network designer to analyze the impact of multimode VBR speech coding on the quality of service provided by a wireless/wired ATM network. In order to capture the coder output characteristics, we propose to model a VR-CELP voice source by using a switched batch Bernoulli process (SBBP). More specifically, three models are introduced and compared in terms of accuracy and simplicity in determining network performance. As a result of the comparison, a four-state model has been chosen as the best trade-off. The model is then used to analytically derive the loss probability and the jitter probability density function of an ATM multiplexer loaded by a number of VR-CELP sources. Finally, the proposed paradigm has been assessed in a case study where we demonstrate that, for a given output ATM link capacity and for a number of telecommunication services involving voice transmission, VR-CELP coding performs better than traditional ON-OFF coding.