Multiple Access Protocols

Performance and Analysis

  • Raphael Rom
  • Moshe Sidi

Part of the Telecommunication Networks and Computer Systems book series (TNCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Raphael Rom, Moshe Sidi
    Pages 1-7
  3. Raphael Rom, Moshe Sidi
    Pages 9-45
  4. Raphael Rom, Moshe Sidi
    Pages 47-77
  5. Raphael Rom, Moshe Sidi
    Pages 79-106
  6. Raphael Rom, Moshe Sidi
    Pages 107-147
  7. Raphael Rom, Moshe Sidi
    Pages 149-151
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 153-177

About this book


Computer communication networks have come of age. Today, there is hardly any professional, particularly in engineering, that has not been the user of such a network. This proliferation requires the thorough understanding of the behavior of networks by those who are responsible for their operation as well as by those whose task it is to design such networks. This is probably the reason for the large number of books, monographs, and articles treating relevant issues, problems, and solutions in this field. Among all computer network architectures, those based on broadcast mul­ tiple access channels stand out in their uniqueness. These networks appear naturally in environments requiring user mobility where the use of any fixed wiring is impossible and a wireless channel is the only available option. Because of their desirable characteristics multiple access networks are now used even in environments where a wired point-to-point network could have been installed. The understanding of the operation of multiple access network through their performance analysis is the focus of this book.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Raphael Rom
    • 1
  • Moshe Sidi
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical Engineering DepartmentTechnion—Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7997-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3402-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9403
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