A Novel and Simple MAC Protocol for High Speed Passive Optical LANs


In this paper, we propose a new MAC protocol for Gigabit Local Area Networks, called the Request Contention Multiple Access (RCMA) protocol. RCMA is proposed to operate in the 10BASE-FP Ethernet network topology at a gigabit data rate. It does not require the sophisticated WDM technology. Unlike the current IEEE 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet MAC protocol, RCMA is… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/3-540-47906-6_37


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