Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Computer Science

First Advisor

Bandyopadhyay, S.


Computer Science.




The work done to investigate the thesis involved the design, development, porting and installation of two testbeds: a Distributed Queue Dual Bus (DQDB) Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) simulation model using the NETWORK II.5 simulation package and a Hypercube simulation model using the SIMSCRIPT II.5 simulation language. The first testbed (DQDB) had limited success and therefore did not support the thesis. However, it did prove very successful as a tool for studying MAN Performance. This thesis report documents the independent development of the DQDB MAC Protocol logic needed to build the DQDB simulation model. The report describes the model and presents the results of the investigation into different DQDB MAN architectures. The second testbed (the Hypercube model) did support the thesis. This thesis report describes the Hypercube topology, the simulation model and the assumptions that the model is based upon. The report also presents results of the investigation into executing different distributed query optimization schedules in the Hypercube simulation. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1992 .P666. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 31-03, page: 1273. Chair: S. Bandyopadhyay. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1991.