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EM-CRMA-II: a high-performance media access protocol for ring wavelength division multiplex (WDM) networks
Author(s): Guoping Zhang; Jadwiga Indulska
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we propose the EM-CRMA media access protocol which supports a multi- channel wavelength-division-multiplex (WDM) network architecture with a ring topology for high-speed LAN and MAN networks. EM-CRMA-II is an enhancement of the CRMA-II (cycle-reservation-media access) protocol. In a single physical WDM network, it supports both a high speed circuit-switched network and a moderate speed packet-switched network. In EM- CRMA-II, various services including unicasting, multicasting, and broadcasting are efficiently supported in the circuit-switched network; datagram traffic with different speed and continuity characteristics is supported in the packet-switched network. Backed by effective scheduling algorithms of our design, EM-CRMA-II provides an integrated support for multimedia traffic.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2450, Broadband Networks: Strategies and Technologies, (17 February 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.201275
Show Author Affiliations
Guoping Zhang, Univ. of Queensland (Australia)
Jadwiga Indulska, Univ. of Queensland (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2450:
Broadband Networks: Strategies and Technologies
Robert A. Cryan; P. Nalinaj Fernando; Pierpaolo Ghiggino; John M. Senior, Editor(s)

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