A common-access channel network algorithm

A. Cantoni, R. J. Evans, B. J. Cook

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The authors describe an algorithm developed for controlling access to a multiple-access broadcast channel. The algorithm, which is particularly simple, is suitable for networks with a small number of nodes. The algorithm was initially developed for use in a computer network dedicated to providing status information and control of a number of isolated plant sites. The channel available in this system was a radio-frequency tropo-scatter link, which supported a low 300 baud asynchronous data rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-198
Number of pages5
JournalIEE Proceedings E: Computers and Digital Techniques
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1984


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