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Performance evaluation of a scalable media access control protocol for single hop WDM networks
by Leonard Barolli, Akio Koyama, Bernady O. Apduhan, Arjan Durresi, Kaoru Sugita, Rozeta Miho
International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking (IJHPCN), Vol. 3, No. 5/6, 2005


Abstract: We propose a new media access protocol for single hop Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) networks with a passive star topology. In the conventional protocols, in the case of packets collision or when the packets did not get a data channel from the reservation mechanism, these packets should be retransmitted. But, when transmission distance becomes long, the propagation delay time will be long. Our protocol can allocate data channels without retransmitting control packets except the collided ones. Thus, it is possible to reduce the transmission delay time and to get high throughput by reducing the number of retransmitted control packets.


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