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Author Abeysundara, Bandula W. ♦ Kamal, Ahmed E.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1991
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Access schemes ♦ Computer networks ♦ Data communication ♦ Medium access protocols ♦ Optical fiber networks
Abstract At high data transmission rates, the packet transmission time of a local area network (LAN) could become comparable to or less than the medium propagation delay. The performance of many LAN schemes degrades rapidly when the packet transmission time becomes small comparative to the medium propagation delay. This paper introduces LANs and discusses the performance degradation of LANs at high speeds. It surveys recently proposed LAN schemes designed to operate at high data rates, including their performance characteristics desirable in LAN medium access protocols are identified and discussed. The paper serves as a tutorial for readers less familiar with local computer communication networks. It also serves as a survey of the state-of-the-art LANs.
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 1991-06-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15577341
Journal ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR)
Volume Number 23
Issue Number 2
Page Count 44
Starting Page 221
Ending Page 264


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Source: ACM Digital Library