Initialization of dynamic laser networks
Abstract
The problem of initialization of systems of unsynchronized dynamic networks using softwire laser communications is addressed. The notion of periodic schedule sets for networks is formalized, and a worst case performance measure (maximum link acquisition time  MLAT) for these schedule sets is defined. A scheduling strategy called blockinterleave scheduling is presented, whose schedule sets have good linking characteristics with respect to MLAT. These sets give MLAT approximately in the order of sq N/sq K where N is the number of nodes and K is the number of transceivers per nodes. The conditions under which nonrepeating schedule elements can be used (a robustness condition) in blockinterleave scheduling are analyzed.
 Publication:

Lasers '89
 Pub Date:
 1990
 Bibcode:
 1990lase.conf..995N
 Keywords:

 Communication Networks;
 Laser Applications;
 Optical Communication;
 Satellite Communication;
 Transmitter Receivers;
 Algorithms;
 Robustness (Mathematics);
 Satellite Networks;
 Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command and Tracking