Modeling superposition of many sources generating self similar traffic

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-391
Journal / PublicationIEEE International Conference on Communications
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


This paper presents steps towards creating a general model for aggregated traffic streams. We show that fitting the mean, variance and Hurst parameter is insufficient to consistently model a long range dependent traffic stream. A fourth parameter, the "level of aggregation," is required. We also show that with increased aggregation, the behaviour of a traffic stream tends towards that of a fractal Gaussian process. © 1999 IEEE.