Issue 1 • Date First Quarter 1999
Cited by: Papers (10) | Patents (1)
Several government- and industry-funded prototyping and development activities in WDM optical networks are being conducted at various R&D centers. Optical networks can be deployed on top of an existing physical fiber plant that can provide a transparent all-optical signal path to its upper layer, thereby providing broadband services. For instance, an all-optical layer between the physical and ... View full abstract»
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Bidirectional cable TV networks using hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) systems are good examples of broadcast environments where a contention resolution algorithm is needed in order to allocate the multiaccess medium (in this case the upstream link) among the various nodes. Recent activities of the IEEE 802.14 working group aimed at defining the physical and medium access control (MAC) layer protocols f... View full abstract»
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Active networks represent a new approach to network architecture. Routers can perform computations on user data, while packets can carry programs to be executed on routers and possibly change their state. Currently, the research community is divided concerning the usefulness of active networks. On the one hand, active networks provide a much more flexible network infrastructure, with increased cap... View full abstract»
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An overview is given of previously-proposed measurement-based connection admission control (CAC) methods. First we address requirements for CAC methods, and then provide a taxonomy for CAC methods. Measurement-based CAC methods are discussed in detail, classified according to the taxonomy, and compared against each other with respect to the requirements. We conclude that measurement-based CAC meth... View full abstract»
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Ekram Hossain, Ph.D., P.Eng.
University of Manitoba