Accession Number:

ADA459116

Title:

Collision Avoidance and Resolution Multiple Access: First-Success Protocols

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA CRUZ DEPT OF COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1997-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Collision avoidance and resolution multiple access CARMA protocols establish a three-way handshake between sender and receiver to attempt to avoid collisions, and to resolve any collisions that do occur. This paper describes and analyzes CARMA protocols that resolve collisions up to the first success obtained by running a tree-splitting algorithm for collision resolution. An upper bound for the average costs of resolving collisions of floor requests using the tree-splitting algorithm is obtained and applied to the computation of the average channel utilization in a fully connected network with a large number of stations. This analysis indicates that, because CARMA protocols guarantee a successful transmission for every busy period of the channel, it achieves higher throughput than other contention-based MAC protocols based on collision-avoidance handshakes.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Telemetry
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE