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Author Kurose, James F. ♦ Schwartz, Mischa ♦ Yemini, Yechiam
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1984
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract During the past ten years, the field of multiple-accesscommunication has developed into a major area of both practical andtheoretical interest within the field of computer communications.The multiple-access problem arises from the necessity of sharing asingle communication channel among a community of distributedusers. The distributed algorithm used by the stations to share thechannel is known as the multiple-access protocol. In this paper weexamine the multiple-access problem and various approaches to itsresolution.In this survey we first define the multiple-access problem andthen present the underlying issues and difficulties in achievingmultiple-access communication. A taxonomy for multiple-accessprotocols is then developed in order to characterize commonapproaches and to provide a framework within which these protocolscan be compared and contrasted. Different proposed protocols arethen described and discussed, and aspects of their performance areexamined. The use of multiple-access protocols for "real- time" or"time-constrained" communication applications, such as voicetransmission, is examined next. Issues in time-constrainedcommunication are identified, and recent work in the design oftime-constrained multiple-access protocols is surveyed.
ISSN 03600300
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1984-03-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15577341
Journal ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR)
Volume Number 16
Issue Number 1
Page Count 28
Starting Page 43
Ending Page 70


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Source: ACM Digital Library