Date of Award

Spring 1994

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - (M.S.)

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Zhou, MengChu

Second Advisor

Robbi, Anthony D.

Third Advisor

Chao, Daniel Y.

Abstract

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.

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