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IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications

Issue 6 • Date Jul 1988

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  • Performance analysis of slotted ring protocols in HSLANs

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):1011 - 1024
    Cited by:  Papers (40)
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    The performance of a number of slotted-ring protocols supporting integration of synchronous and asynchronous traffic in high-speed local area networks (HSLANs) is evaluated. They are the Cambridge fast ring, a variant of the Cambridge fast ring, and Orwell. The performance of their basic access mechanisms is compared and contrasted with that of the multiple-token ring. The effect of a uniframe sch... View full abstract»

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  • Loop distribution using coherent detection [fiber optic networks]

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):959 - 973
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (14)
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    A novel architecture is described for point-to-multipoint distribution using coherent detection and a totally passive fiber bus. Coherent technology is used initially to provide transmission at rates of a few hundred Mb/s without the need for a local oscillator at each station. It is expected that this architecture can then be expanded via WDM (wavelength-division multiplexing) to transport multip... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of tuning of FDDI media access control protocol

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):997 - 1010
    Cited by:  Papers (114)
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    The fiber distributed data interface (FDDI) provides a 100 Mb/s communication system to interconnect computer and peripheral equipment using fiber optics as the transmission medium in a ring configuration. The performance of the FDDI media-access control (MAC) protocol, a timed-token protocol, is analyzed. The FDDI MAC priority mechanism supports two classes of traffic: synchronous and asynchronou... View full abstract»

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  • SURVNET: a survivable network implementation

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):950 - 958
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    A description is given of SURVNET, a survivable fiber-optic local area network (LAN). The network supports data communications with a fault-tolerant, distributed architecture capable of continued communication despite media failure and node outages. SURVNET is configured as a modified fiber-optic broadcast bus. The physical and data link layers are implemented with a combination of IEEE standard 8... View full abstract»

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  • Passive optical star systems for fiber optic local area networks

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):913 - 923
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    Passive star topology and fiber-optic passive star systems are described. Technologies for passive star local area network (LAN) systems and their installation are discussed. It is contended that passive optical star systems represent an attractive and versatile architecture for implementation of many fiber-optic LANs, and that passive star topology best achieves the system goals of versatility, r... View full abstract»

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  • HUBNET performance measurement

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):1025 - 1032
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    Media-access delays in HUBNET, a high-performance local area network, are examined. An experimental technique for loading such a network with data up to 97.5% of its nominal bit rate is described. The results of a series of measurements of the packet-access delay in a network operating at loads up to 87.5% of capacity are presented. A modeling technique for this process is developed, and the resul... View full abstract»

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  • Sharing of the optical band in local systems

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):974 - 986
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (4)
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    Ways of supporting large numbers (on the order of thousands) of simultaneous high-speed (~10 Mb/s) users on the lowest hierarchical unit of a coherent optical system are investigated. Assuming each channel uses a different optical carrier, a key impairment is laser phase noise, which causes modulated optical carriers, nominally widely separated in frequency, to not be truly spectrally disjoint. To... View full abstract»

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  • A hybrid media access protocol for high-speed ring networks [fibre optic LAN]

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):924 - 933
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (1)
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    A hybrid protocol is proposed for high bandwidth rings in which the roundtrip propagation delay is much larger than the packet transmission time. Features of random-access protocols and conflict-free protocols such as token passing are combined to achieve superior performance. The scheme permits simultaneous use of the channel by many packets, is fair to all stations, and is completely distributed... View full abstract»

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  • File transfer in high-speed token ring networks: performance evaluation by approximate analysis and simulation

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):987 - 996
    Cited by:  Papers (10)
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    A model of a multiple-token-ring backbone based on fiber-optic transmission, intended for LAN interconnection, is presented. Because it is one of the most important applications for inter-LAN communication, file transfer is selected for performance evaluation. A mixed traffic environment including interactive traffic is assumed. The suitability of multiple-token-access protocols is studied by appr... View full abstract»

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  • Tree structured fiber optics MANs

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):934 - 943
    Cited by:  Papers (24)
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    A fiber-optic architecture, Tree-Net, is introduced that does not require intermediate processing components and supports a large number of stations. Tree-Net is based on a tree topology, passive station taps, and implicit token protocol. The properties and performance of Tree-Net are evaluated. It is shown that the basic topology and access scheme of Tree-Net can be extended so that a family of t... View full abstract»

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  • A simple high-speed optical local area network based on flooding

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):944 - 949
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (2)
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    The problem of interconnecting many high-speed terminal users via an optical local area network (LAN) is addressed. Space-division multiplexing (SDM) is used to provide point-to-point connectivity, so simple light sources and receivers are all that is required. The call setup between a source and a destination is based on the broadcasting of a short address packet called flooding, which is a simpl... View full abstract»

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  • A multibus train communication (AMTRAC) architecture for high-speed fiber optic networks

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):903 - 912
    Cited by:  Papers (22)  |  Patents (4)
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    A multibus train (ordered demand assignment) communication architecture, using the AMTRAC protocol (for efficient utilization of fiber-optic-based very-high-speed networks) is presented. Taking advantage of the emerging WDM (wavelength-division multiplexing) and FDM (frequency-division multiplexing) technologies, the proposed solution introduces a coordinated multichannel control combining the per... View full abstract»

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IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications focuses on all telecommunications, including telephone, telegraphy, facsimile, and point-to-point television, by electromagnetic propagation.

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