Date of Award
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - (M.S.)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Robbi, Anthony D.
Chao, Daniel Y.
The main purpose of this thesis is to model a "Fiber Distributed Data Interface" (FDDI) Network using Petri Nets, and to analyze its performance with the help of the SPNP software package. The verification of a communication protocol, by modeling it as a discrete-event system using Petri Nets is a new approach.
The correlation between the throughput rate, voice and data throughput, and the parameters of the system, such as the network load and the network speed are investigated. An overview of the "Fiber Distributed Data Interface" is provided, along with its network protocol and the limitations of its operating parameters. A proposed Petri Net approach is then introduced. Finally, the effect of the network latency and load on the network's overall performance is derived. A method for minimum delay is also proposed, and demonstrated with examples and computation results.
Christodoulou, Savvas Eteoclis, "Performance analysis of the "Fiber distributed data interface (FDDI) network" using petri nets and SPNP software package" (1994). Theses. 1606.