A performance simulation of local area networks using CSMA/CD and token bus protocols

Paul D. Stigall, Chung-Ho Chen

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This paper presents performance results obtained by simulating the behavior of a local area network (LAN) based on the IEEE 802.2 Type 3 Logical Link Control (LLC) service. Two different Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols were used, the carrier sense multiple access with collision detection (CSMA/CD) bus and token bus. The LLC, placed above the MAC and independent of the MAC, provides for the reliable transfer of data across the physical link. The simulation model has been designed to evaluate the mean response time observed by the user of the LLC service by using a simulation tool called NETWORK II.5. Built-in access protocols from NETWORK II.5 were used to model the MAC methods directly. The simulated system was established through the hardware and software entities and the interactions of the modules that implement the operations of the designated service. It was found that the user's request frequency and the MAC protocols employed both contribute to the response time experienced by the LLC user.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-175
Number of pages5
JournalComputers and Electrical Engineering
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Jan 1

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Carrier sense multiple access
Medium access control
Local area networks
Network protocols
Response time (computer systems)
Hardware

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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In: Computers and Electrical Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 3, 01.01.1990, p. 171-175.

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