Date Added: Jan 2012
Transmission scheduling is a media access control mechanism that prevents degradation of throughput in optical CDMA Local Area Networks (LANs) at high offered load. Optical CDMA is a multiple access technique for broadcast optical Local Area Networks. The throughput of an optical CDMA LAN at high offered load is limited by multi-user interference. Interference Avoidance, a distributed, contention based media access control mechanism, can prevent throughput degradation at high loads. Interference avoidance consists of state estimation and transmission scheduling. This paper analyzes algorithms for transmission scheduling under perfect state estimation.