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dc.contributor.authorBrande, Julia K. Jr.en_US
dc.date.accessioned1997-12-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:18:48Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:18:48Z
dc.date.issued1997-11-07en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-11197-12405en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/29685
dc.description.abstractThe growing usage of computer networks is requiring improvements in network technologies and management techniques so users will receive high quality service. As more individuals transmit data through a computer network, the quality of service received by the users begins to degrade. A major aspect of computer networks that is vital to quality of service is data routing. A more effective method for routing data through a computer network can assist with the new problems being encountered with today's growing networks. Effective routing algorithms use various techniques to determine the most appropriate route for transmitting data. Determining the best route through a wide area network (WAN), requires the routing algorithm to obtain information concerning all of the nodes, links, and devices present on the network. The most relevant routing information involves various measures that are often obtained in an imprecise or inaccurate manner, thus suggesting that fuzzy reasoning is a natural method to employ in an improved routing scheme. The neural network is deemed as a suitable accompaniment because it maintains the ability to learn in dynamic situations. Once the neural network is initially designed, any alterations in the computer routing environment can easily be learned by this adaptive artificial intelligence method. The capability to learn and adapt is essential in today's rapidly growing and changing computer networks. These techniques, fuzzy reasoning and neural networks, when combined together provide a very effective routing algorithm for computer networks. Computer simulation is employed to prove the new fuzzy routing algorithm outperforms the Shortest Path First (SPF) algorithm in most computer network situations. The benefits increase as the computer network migrates from a stable network to a more variable one. The advantages of applying this fuzzy routing algorithm are apparent when considering the dynamic nature of modern computer networks.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartETD.PDFen_US
dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectNetwork Routingen_US
dc.subjectFuzzy Reasoningen_US
dc.subjectNeural Networksen_US
dc.subjectWide Area Networksen_US
dc.titleComputer Network Routing with a Fuzzy Neural Networken_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentManagement Science and Information Technologyen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairRakes, Terry R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberClayton, Edward R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMoore, Laurence J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRees, Loren Paulen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSumichrast, Robert T.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-11197-12405/en_US
dc.date.sdate1997-11-07en_US
dc.date.rdate1998-12-12


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