Accession Number : ADA308950
Title : Methods and Components for Optical Contention Resolution in High Speed Networks.
Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 23 Aug 93-23 Dec 95,
Corporate Author : GTE LABS INC WALTHAM MA
Personal Author(s) : Melman, P.
PDF Url : ADA308950
Report Date : MAY 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 27
Abstract : To support the emerging need for extremely high speed interconnections in equipment backplanes (supercomputer interconnects), metropolitan area networks (MANs), and broadband local area networks (LAN), optical network technology with a high degree of concurrence may be necessary. In such environments, resources (transmitters, receivers, switches, and channels) need to be shared among multiple users. The main problem in an optical resource sharing system is controlling the access to the shared transmission, reception, or routing/switching resources. Without an efficient control, the bursty nature of data traffic in these networks can lead to severe 'resource contention' even when the total utilization of each resource is well below its capacity. One way to deal with this issue is to deploy WDM technology in optical network architectures and use the added wavelength dimension to provide packet routing, switching or other functions in a collision free manner. The section below describes the details of the technique demonstrated in this project.
Descriptors : *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, CONTROL, COMMUNICATIONS TRAFFIC, LOCAL AREA NETWORKS, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, EFFICIENCY, TRANSMITTANCE, BROADBAND, CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTIONS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, MULTIPLEXING, TIME SHARING, SWITCHING CIRCUITS, SWITCHING LOGIC.
Subject Categories : Computer Systems
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE