Accession Number : ADA382784

Title :   FRI-BMDO: Terabit Per Second Networks and Devices for Data Fusion

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Sep 1996-Nov 1997

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV NJ DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Prucnal, Paul R. ; Forrest, Stephen R. ; Kobayashi, Hisashi ; Warren, Warren S.

PDF Url : ADA382784

Report Date : 01 AUG 2000

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : We have proposed a new MAC protocol, which possesses desirable characteristics: it provides a low latency delay as in ALOHA random access protocol under light traffic and attains the achievable maximum throughput like the TDMA protocol, as the traffic load increases. What is significant is that the proposed protocol is superior to both I TDMA and I-SA protocols throughout the entire range of traffic level. This advantage is achieved because of the extra information that the network users can receive through the control channel. Therefore, the proposed MAC protocol is capable of changing the access mode gradually from the random access mode to the scheduled mode, as the traffic level increases, and this adaptive capability is attained due to the additional network resources, i.e., the control channel and the transmitter and receiver at each user node that can communicate over the control channel.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *DATA FUSION, *COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOLS, *NETWORK ARCHITECTURE, SIGNAL PROCESSING, PARALLEL PROCESSING, TIME DIVISION MULTIPLEXING, OPTICAL PROCESSING, CODE DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE