The Bandwidth Domination Problem (BDP) in the Distributed Queue Dual Bus (DQDB) Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol is the problem where the network bandwidth may be dominated by a single node when it is active early and other nodes having heavy-traffic demands are active later. The Priority Domination Problem (PDP) is the problem where the network bandwidth may be dominated by an upstream node with a lower priority when it is active early, and other nodes with higher priorities are active later. To solve the BDP means providing a mechanism such that the bandwidth can be shared (balanced) quickly among all active nodes. To solve the PDP means providing a mechanism such that the nodes with the highest priority can capture all the bandwidth. In this paper, we propose two adaptive algorithms to solve both the BDP and PDP. The first is based on the gradient and the second on the proportional approach. The proposed adaptive algorithms are evaluated by simulation. From the simulation results, we found that both the proposed adaptive algorithms have a much faster speed to balance the bandwidth than that of the standard bandwidth balancing mechanism in the BDP. Moreover, in the PDP, the nodes with the highest priority can use all the bandwidth and the bandwidth can be balanced among these nodes quickly.
- bandwidth balancing mechanism
- bandwidth domination problem
- priority domination problem
- priority mechanism