A Slotted Medium Access Control Scheme Designed for CATV Network

Philippe Jacquet 1 Paul Mühlethaler 1 Philippe Robert 2
1 HIPERCOM - High performance communication
Inria Paris-Rocquencourt, UP11 - Université Paris-Sud - Paris 11, Inria Saclay - Ile de France, X - École polytechnique, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR
2 ALGO - Algorithms
Inria Paris-Rocquencourt
Abstract : In this paper, we propose for Cable TV Networks (CATV Networks) designs of a slotted medium access scheme with collision detection. These designs are very simple; the used operations are as simple as the ones used in Ethernet. We analyze performance of these medium access schemes and show that easy optimizations of the collision resolution scheme can provide performance close to optimal. We discuss in detail synchronization issues. In the framework of our proposed protocol design,we describe a scheme to handle medium access priority. Our approach allows to handle various applications (ATM, CBR, VBR, ABR) and remains extremely simple.
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Philippe Jacquet, Paul Mühlethaler, Philippe Robert. A Slotted Medium Access Control Scheme Designed for CATV Network. [Research Report] RR-4106, INRIA. 2001. ⟨inria-00072525⟩

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