A specification of a CSMA/CD protocol using systems of communicating machines.
Lofcali, Mehmet N.
Wu, C. Thomas
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This thesis gives a specification of a communication protocol known as "Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection (CSMA/CD) Medium Access Control and Physical Layer Specifications" using Systems of Communicating Machines and shared variables. This protocol is defined in the ANSI/IEEE Standard 802.3 (using the same name). Specification has been analysed using a method called system state analysis. The analysis showed the protocol to be free from deadlocks. The study concludes that CSMA/CD protocol needs a better specification method.
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