— The capacity of an optical CDMA (OCDMA) network has traditionally been defined as the number of continuously transmitting circuits supported by the network. In this paper, we use teletraffic models to determine the teletraffic capacity of a circuit-switched OCDMA network where circuits carry bursty traffic. Our analysis is independent of the OCDMA… (More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, an increasing number of care procedures previously under the physician's authority have been placed in the hands of registered nurses. The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes of nurses towards expanding nurses' authority and the relationships between these attitudes and job satisfaction facets, professional… (More)
— Puncturing is studied as a physical layer mechanism for efficiently transmitting datastreams containing bits of unequal priority via wavelength-time optical CDMA. Puncturing increases system capacity, while ensuring that important bits are received with low BER.
MOTIVATION The approaches usually used for building large genetic maps consist of dividing the marker set into linkage groups and provide local orders that can be tested by multi-point linkage analysis. To deal with the limitations of these approaches, a strategy taking the marker set into account globally is defined. RESULTS The paper presents a new… (More)