106-20 Chapter 28 RF Network Management
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This chapter defines the mechanisms and processes for managing radio frequency RF links with the RF network. The RF network implements an Open Systems Interconnection OSI model approach to data transmission, where data moves through the OSI stack from the application layer to the physical layer, from physical layer to physical layer through some transmission medium, then back up the stack to another application on the receiving side. For the most part, the RF network operates just like any other Transmission Control Protocol TCPInternet Protocol IP network, where a message is created using a standard data management protocol, such as Simple Network Management Protocol is encapsulated at the transport layer to TCP or User Datagram Protocol UDP and then is further encapsulated into an IP packet that contains the logical addressing and path routing determination. Where the RF network differs from the standard OSI model is in the data link and physical layers, where media access controls MACs have been modified to support transmission over RF links.
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