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Collision-Free Access Control for Computer Communication Bus Networks
November 1981 (vol. 7 no. 6)
pp. 574-582
K.P. Eswaran, IBM Research Laboratory
This paper considers access control for local area computer communication networks. We propose two distributed access control schemes for a bus network. The schemes are simple and asynchronous, and provide for collision-free communication among ports. In addition, one of the schemes provides a bounded, guaranteed time to transmisidon for each port. We also show that this scheme is efficient in the use of the bus bandwidth, in the sense that there is only a small fraction of time during which the bus is idle when there is at least one packet available for transmission.
Index Terms:
local area networks, Access protocols, asynchronous distributed control, broadcast bus, collision avoidance, guaranteed time to transmission
Citation:
K.P. Eswaran, V.C. Hamacher, G.S. Shedler, "Collision-Free Access Control for Computer Communication Bus Networks," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 574-582, Nov. 1981, doi:10.1109/TSE.1981.226468
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