On the Efficiency of Slot Reuse in the Dual Bus Configuration

Oran Sharon, Adrian Segall

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Slot reuse is a simple method to improve the efficiency of MAC’S designed for the slotted, Dual Bus configuration. In this paper we propose several schemes for the assignment of throughput to stations in this configuration, taking into account slot reuse and assuming uniform source destination distribution. The criteria for comparison of the schemes are throughput gain, worst averages of message queueing and access delays at stations and the fraction of blocked messages. On the average, it turns out that the scheme in which every station receives the same throughput is very attractive.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-100
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1994
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received January 23, 1993; revised December 23, 1993; ac- cepted by IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIOONN SN ETWORKINEGdi tor M. Nassehi. This work was supported by Fibronics, Inc. The authors are with Dept. of Computer Science Technion, Israel Institute of Technology Haifa, Israel 32000 (email: oran@csc.cs.technion.ac.il; segall@csa.cs.technion.ac.il). IEEE Log Number 9400269.


  • Destination Release
  • Medium Access Control
  • Reuse
  • Slot
  • Slotted Dual-Bus


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