Performance analysis of optical composite burst switching

Marcel Neuts, Zvi Rosberg, Hai Le Vu, Jolyon White, Moshe Zukerman

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In this letter, we introduce a queueing model to study the performance enhancement in a so-called optical composite burst switching network (OCBS). Based on our model, we develop a simple analytical method to calculate the packet loss probability and we provide numerical results to compare the performance of OCBS versus the traditional optical burst switching (OBS) technique. We then provide explanations for the performance improvement of OCBS over that of OBS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-348
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Burst segmentation
  • Optical burst switching
  • Packet loss probability
  • Queueing model

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