Performance enhancement of optical burst switching using burst segmentation

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

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In this paper we provide an analytical framework for studying the performance of Optical Burst Switching (OBS) networks using Burst Segmentation. We first consider a single link model to evaluate the blocking probability of OBS using Burst Segmentation and confirm it by simulation. We use this analysis to demonstrate the benefit of Burst Segmentation over the well-known Just-Enough-Time (JET) policy for the single link case. We then extend these models to a network scenario using a reduced load fixed point approximation to evaluate blocking probabilities and to show the advantages provided by Burst Segmentation for OBS networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2003 International Conference on Communications (ICC 2003
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications 2003: New Frontiers in Telecommunications - Anchorage, United States of America
Duration: 11 May 200315 May 2003 (Proceedings)

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NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN (Print)1550-3607


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications 2003
Abbreviated titleICC 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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