Stability and performance of pseudo-Bayesian controlled CSMA-CD. Conference Paper uri icon


  • The pseudo-Bayesian method for dynamic control of carrier-sense multiple-access with collision detection (CSMA-CD) is examined and shown to be stable. It is also shown that Monte Carlo simulations closely match analytic results for throughput and throughput delay. The close correspondence of the throughput-delay simulation data to analytic results for optimal performance from J. S. Meditch and C. A. Lea (1983) is significant because the latter are based on a known backlog, whereas the pseudo-Bayesian algorithm requires only an estimate. The throughput-delay results are optimum in the sense that the delay is the smallest possible for a given throughput.

author list (cited authors)

  • Cantrell, P. E., Tsai, W. K., & Tuan, J. F.

publication date

  • December 1988