This thesis involves simulation analysis of the performance of a star network within a transparent intelligent network (TI-NET), and includes detailed design of the flow control scheme and extension of one-hop message queuing and servicing schemes to the two-hop star network.
An overview of TI-NET and a description of the system design of Channel Flow Control is provided. The thesis then describes the detailed design of Channel Flow Control and the related queuing and servicing schemes for two-hop traffic in a star network.
The design of a simulation model for analysis of star net performance is described. This model was developed using the XEROX General Purpose Discrete Simulator (running on a Sigma 9 computer system at Carleton University) for simulation analysis as part of this thesis and for follow-on work by others.
The thesis concludes with the results of simulation analysis of star network performance and some suggestions for future work in this area.