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Computer Networking Research Laboratory

Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Colorado State University

MAC Protocols

Introduction

We have designed and evaluated MAC protocols for high speed networks, and developed performance model for several standard network protocols. Please see list of publications for details. Examples include the following.

  • A performance model has been developed to predict the throughput and delay characteristics of different priority classes of FDDI Timed Token Protocol. A proposal has been presented to the ANSI X3T12 Standards Committee for FFOL (FDDI Follow-On LAN).
  • Register Insertion Bus - A MAC protocol for optical folded bus RBCA
  • Request Based Channel Access Protocol on Folded Bus, (see Proc. Local Computer Networks, 1995)

This project is now complete.

Team members

  • Priya Werahera (CU Medical School)
  • James Ott (Hewlett-Packard)        
  • Bernhard Albert (Independent Consultant)
  • Sushil Kumar (Evolving Systems)
  • Wessam Hassanein (Cypress Semiconductors)
  • Gopal Vogety (Fore Communications)
  • Manijeh Keshtgary (Iran)
  • Prof. Anura P. Jayasumana

Publications

  1. S. Kumar and A. P. Jayasumana, "Request Based Channel Access Protocol on Folded Bus Topology," In Proc. 20th IEEE International Conference on Local Computer Networks, Oct. 1995, pp. 174-83.
  2. R. V. Vogety, A. P. Jayasumana, and Y. K. Malaiya, "Interconnection of FDDI-II Networks Through and ATM Backbone - An Analysis," In Proc. 20th IEEE International Conference on Local Computer Networks, Oct. 1995, pp. 150-7.
  3. S. A. Abd-Elmalak, C. Vaishnav, and A. P. Jayasumana, "Performance of a Packet Switched WDM Network with Dynamic Wavelength Selection," In Proc. 20th IEEE International Conference on Local Computer Networks, Oct. 1995, pp. 73-81.
  4. B. Albert and A.P. Jayasumana, "Performance Analysis of FDDI LANs using Numerical Methods," In Proc. 20th IEEE International Conference on Local Computer Networks, Oct. 1995, pp. 379-83.