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1 November 1996 MAC layer performance simulation for SuperPONs
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This paper is concerned with the development of a long range, wide splitting passive optical network (PON) for deployment in the access network, termed SuperPON. Such a network requires careful attention at the medium access control (MAC) layer in order to provide for the high round trip delay. In particular the paper deals development and testing of a software simulation platform which may be used to investigate the performance of potential SuperPON MAC layer protocols. Furthermore, a new MAC protocol developed for operation on a SuperPON is simulated and its performance characteristics are discussed. In addition for purposes of comparison a previously utilized PON protocol is also modeled on the SuperPON and hence the benefits of the new SuperPON protocol are demonstrated.
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John M. Senior, R. Johnson, and Mark S. Leeson "MAC layer performance simulation for SuperPONs", Proc. SPIE 2919, All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues II, (1 November 1996);


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