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1 January 1987 An Ethernet Active Star Fiber Optic Distribution System
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Proceedings Volume 0841, Fiber Optic Networks and Coherent Technology in Fiber Optic Systems II; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.967554
Event: Cambridge Symposium on Fiber Optics and Integrated Optoelectronics, 1987, Cambridge, MA, United States
Abstract
An active star topology implementation of an Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detect (CSMA/CD) local area network is presented. A hierarchical star-to-star interconnect topology is analyzed from a network delay standpoint. This analysis leads to an estimation of maximum network extent based on the IEEE 802.3 local network specification. Network diagnostic techniques and methods of network problem isolation are also presented. These analyses indicate that a high degree of network flexibility is achievable when an active star topology is employed. Additionally, maximum flexibility is provided by a modular central star design that supports interchangeable wire or optical fiber channels.
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Steven L Storozum and James L Saulnier "An Ethernet Active Star Fiber Optic Distribution System", Proc. SPIE 0841, Fiber Optic Networks and Coherent Technology in Fiber Optic Systems II, (1 January 1987); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.967554
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