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In a broadband ATM network the traffic of a virtual circuit is defined at the cell, burst and call levels. All virtual circuits sharing the resources of a switch are statistically multiplexed at the cell level. In this paper the issue of how to control the admission of bursts of a particular virtual circuit is analyzed. It is demonstrated that under two optimization criteria, the optimal burst level admission control of a virtual circuit is a window control. This result suggests that while the cells of all virtual circuits sharing the resources of a switch should be serviced using the statistical multiplexing technique, at the burst level, the total number of bursts of a particular virtual circuit admitted inside the network should be monitored and controlled in such a way that the number of bursts does not exceed a given upper bound, which is the quota for that particular virtual circuit.
Bovopoulos, Andreas D., "Optimal Burst Level Admission Control In A Broadband Network" Report Number: WUCS-92-08 (1992). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.