|Authors||F. Davik, M. Yilmaz, S. Gjessing and N. Uzun|
|Title||IEEE 802.17 Resilient Packet Ring Background and Overview|
|Afilliation||, Communication Systems|
|Publication Type||Technical reports|
|Year of Publication||2003|
|Publisher||Simula Research Laboratory|
The IEEE Working group P802.17 is standardizing a new ring topology network architecture, called the Resilient Packet Ring (RPR), to be used mainly in metropolitan and wide area networks. This paper presents a technology background, gives an overview, and explains many of the design choices the RPR working group faced during the development of the standard. Some major architectural features are illustrated and compared by showing performance evaluation results using the RPR simulator developed at Simula Research Laboratory using the OPNET Modeler simulation environment.