Accelerative pre-allocation protocol for wavelength division multiplexing star-coupled networks

Chuan-Ching Sue, Sy Yen Kuo, Yennun Huang

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For the wavelength division multi-access system (WDMA), the reservation approach and the pre-allocation approach are two major media access protocols to support the packet-switched traffic. In this paper, a new media access control (MAC) protocol, the AP-WDMA (accelerative pre-allocation), is proposed for the WDMA. Although implemented on a simple basic architecture, it does provide a better media access protocol which can be easily extended to all the WDMA's. Through evaluations, the AP-WDMA is shown to be able to overcome the wavelength limitation through a channel sharing mechanism and enable efficient transmission with the accelerative mechanism. The AP-WDMA relieves these technology constraints by restricting the tunability to only one end and the table size to only n+2 memory spaces, where n is the number of stations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-215
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • General Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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