The purpose of this thesis is to allow data communication students to experiment with various congestion control schemes to see how they will affect a simulated network. Using various parameters, the user can design a full duplex, packet switched, point-topoint virtual circuit network. Then, using this network the student can choose a congestion control scheme and run the simulation. After each run the parameter(s), the control scheme, or both, can be changed and the simulation rerun to see what the changes will do to network performance.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Data transmission systems--Management--Computer simulation; Computer networks--Management--Computer simulation; Packet switching (Data transmission)--Management--Computer simulation
Department, Program, or Center
Computer Science (GCCIS)
Reifsteck, Jeffrey S., "Congestion control schemes and their effect on a hypothetical network" (1989). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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