Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name

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


Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Anthony D. Robbi

Second Advisor

John D. Carpinelli

Third Advisor

Edwin Hou


In this thesis the performance of the CEBUS (Consumer Electronics Bus), a local area network proposed by the Electronics Industries Association for the 'Smart House,' is analyzed under varying network load and traffic patterns that would occur in a typical home environment. Reduced complexity versions of the CEBUS scheme are compared with the standard CEBUS scheme.

It was found from simulation analysis that the delay in the CEBUS network, at a given network bandwidth, is dependent upon the message priority and the traffic pattern in the network. It was also observed that the performance of a modified CEBUS scheme was comparable to that of the regular CEBUS scheme.



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