Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1987

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Abstract

In a Local Area Computer Network (LAN), a set of independent distributed users compete for access to a single, shared resource which is the communication channel. Thus there arises the need for rules to control access to the communication channel;Such rules are generally called protocols or more specifically, Medium Access Control (MAC) procedures;This dissertation describes one such MAC procedure called the Distributed Channel-Sense Priority Ring (DCPR) which has been implemented on a ring topology. A formal protocol specification language called SAN (State Architecture Notation) is used for such a description;A performance model of DCPR is presented. Studies of it and suggestions of an improved DCPR protocol called IDCPR is provided;Performance comparison of DCPR and IDCPR with well-known medium access control protocols is further provided.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-8614

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Isaac Ghansah

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI8716768

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

201 pages

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