This paper analyzes reservation request access delay in reservation multiple access protocols in light of frame's contention slot allocation. Variations of reservation MAC protocol is widely used in local and cellular network technologies. We derive an analytical model for access delay of reservation request packets that reflects the impact of per-frame number of contention slots on access delay of a request packet. We obtain insightful observations on this relation and as a result show that a new family of delay and throughput constrained dynamic contention slot allocation schemes can be developed.

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Keywords Broadband local and cellular access networks, Contention slot allocation, Reservation MAC
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/LCN.2004.11
Conference Proceedings - 29th Annual IEEE International Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN 2004
Citation
Doha, A, & Hassanein, H. (Hossam). (2004). Access delay analysis in reservation multiple access protocols for broadband local and cellular network. In Proceedings - Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN (pp. 752–759). doi:10.1109/LCN.2004.11