PASSIVE STAR-CONFIGURED OPTICAL LAN USING CSMA WITH A NOVEL COLLISION DETECTOR.

M. Kavehrad, C. E. Sundberg

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Abstract

A description is given of the design and theoretical performance of a passive star-configured multimode-optical-fiber local area network that uses carrier-sense multiple access with collision detection (CSMA/CD). A collision detection method is introduced that uses collision sequences constructed from cyclic error-correcting codes and a sequence weight violation rule. Each transmitter has its own unique sequence, and all sequences have identical Hamming weight. The collision-detection sequence is inserted in each packet header. The method allows detection of collisions subject to a wider dynamic range variation than competing methods. The collision detector is analyzed for an avalanche photodiode receiver. A dynamic range of 17 dB seems possible for a transmitter with an extinction ratio of 100 and a simple receiver with a fixed threshold.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1610-1615
Number of pages6
JournalConference Record - International Conference on Communications
StatePublished - 1987

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  • Media Technology

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