Steve Sheafor

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The Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) IEEE 802.17 standard is a new technology for high-speed backbone metropolitan area networks. A key performance objective of RPR is to simultaneously achieve high utilization, spatial reuse, and fairness, an objective not achieved by current technologies such as SONET and Gigabit Ethernet nor by legacy ring technologies such(More)
The electrical and computer engineering department strives to provide high quality degree programs that emphasize fundamental principles, respond to the changing demands and opportunities of technology, challenge the exceptional abilities of Rice students, and prepare these students for roles of leadership in their chosen careers. In support of this goal,(More)
The Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) IEEE 802.17 standard is under development as a new high-speed backbone technology for metropolitan area networks. A key performance objective of RPR is to simultaneously achieve high utilization, spatial reuse, and fairness, an objective not achieved by current technologies such as SONET and Gigabit Ethernet or by legacy ring(More)
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