Analysis of Throughput in M-WDMA MAC Protocol for WDMA Networks

Changho YUN  Tae-Sik CHO  Kiseon KIM  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E90-B   No.1   pp.156-159
Publication Date: 2007/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e90-b.1.156
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Network
Keyword: 
channel sharing,  MAC protocols,  passive star coupler,  throughput,  WDMA networks,  

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Summary: 
Multimedia Wavelength Division Multiple Access (M-WDMA) specially designed to accommodate multimedia traffic is a well-known media access control (MAC) protocol. This paper extensively analyzes the throughput of M-WDMA. Specifically, this analysis considers a wide range of network conditions including varying traffic loads, probabilistic occupancy of time segment, various traffic distribution patterns (TDPs) and channel sharing methods (CSMs) under both symmetric and asymmetric traffic load patterns (TLPs). Thus, the analytic behavior of M-WDMA can be investigated for designing a WDMA network managing multimedia traffic under practical environments.