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MAC layer performance simulation for SuperPONs
Author(s): John M. Senior; R. Johnson; Mark S. Leeson
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Paper Abstract

This paper is concerned with the development of a long range, wide splitting passive optical network (PON) for deployment in the access network, termed SuperPON. Such a network requires careful attention at the medium access control (MAC) layer in order to provide for the high round trip delay. In particular the paper deals development and testing of a software simulation platform which may be used to investigate the performance of potential SuperPON MAC layer protocols. Furthermore, a new MAC protocol developed for operation on a SuperPON is simulated and its performance characteristics are discussed. In addition for purposes of comparison a previously utilized PON protocol is also modeled on the SuperPON and hence the benefits of the new SuperPON protocol are demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2919, All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues II, (1 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256362
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John M. Senior, Manchester Metropolitan Univ. (United Kingdom)
R. Johnson, Manchester Metropolitan Univ. (United Kingdom)
Mark S. Leeson, Manchester Metropolitan Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2919:
All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues II
Robert A. Cryan; John M. Senior, Editor(s)

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