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Design of the frame structure for a multiservice interactive system using ATM-PON
Author(s): Jae-Hyun Nam; Jongwook Jang; Jung-Tae Lee
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Paper Abstract

The MAC (Medium Access Control) protocol controls B-NT1s' (Optical Network Unit) access to the shared capacity on the PON, this protocol is very important if TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) multiplexing is used on the upstream. To control the upstream traffic some kind of access protocol has to be implemented. There are roughly two different approaches to use request cells: in a collision free way or such that collisions in a request slot are allowed. It is the objective of this paper to describe a MAC-protocol structure that supports both approaches and hybrids of it. In our paper we grantee the QoS (Quality of Service) of each B-NT1 through LOC, LOV, LOA field that are the length field of the transmitted cell at each B-NT1. Each B-NT1 transmits its status of request on request cell.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3531, All-Optical Networking: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues, (7 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.327049
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Jae-Hyun Nam, DongJu College (South Korea)
Jongwook Jang, DongEui Univ. (South Korea)
Jung-Tae Lee, Pusan National Univ. (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3531:
All-Optical Networking: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues
John M. Senior; Chunming Qiao, Editor(s)

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