Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
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Martin Nesenbergs; Darren L. Smith

Abstract: The mean synchronization (sync) duration time and the mean sync acquisition times are derived and computed for the Asynchronous Transfer Mode of the proposed Broadband ISDN. These waiting times are expressed as functions of channel quality, i.e., the bit error probability and related event probabilities, and as a function of two system sync thresholds

Keywords: broadband ISDN; acquisition time; asynchronous transfer mode (ATM); cell; header error control (HEC); in-sync duration time; synchronization

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