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The expected (not worst-case) throughput of the Ethernet protocol

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2 Author(s)
Dug-Kyoo Choi ; Agency for Defense Dev., Daejon, South Korea ; Kim, B.G.

The Ethernet protocol is analyzed using a space-time model in which the occurrence of a collision is determined not only by frame arrival times but also by locations of nodes. The space-time model is described, and the expected throughput of the Ethernet protocol is derived assuming that frames arrive by a Poisson process. Numerical results show that the expected throughput can be significantly higher than earlier time-domain results when the spatial dimension a>0.01. This result is attributed to, among other factors, a significant reduction of the vulnerable area

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Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:40 ,  Issue: 3 )