Performance Evaluation of Feedback Type WDM Optical Routers under Asynchronous and Variable Packet Length Self-Similar Traffic

Shou-Kuo SHAO  Meng-Guang TSAI  Hen-Wai TSAO  Paruvelli SREEDEVI  Malla REDDY PERATI  Jingshown WU  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B   No.3   pp.1072-1083
Publication Date: 2005/03/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.3.1072
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Switching for Communications
Keyword: 
asynchronous,  feedback type,  self-similar traffic,  variable packet length,  WDM optical routers,  

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Summary: 
In this paper, we investigate packet loss and system dimensioning of feedback (FB) type wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) optical routers under asynchronous and variable packet length self-similar traffic. We first study the packet loss performance for two different types of WDM optical routers under asynchronous and variable packet length self-similar traffic. Based on simulation results, we demonstrate that a 1616 FB type WDM optical router employing more than 4 re-circulated ports without using void filling (VF) algorithm has better performance. We then present the system dimensioning issues of FB type WDM optical routers, by showing the performance of FB type WDM optical routers as a function of the number of re-circulated ports, buffer depth, re-circulation limit, basic delay unit in the fiber delay line optical buffers and traffic characteristics. The sensitivity of the mutual effects of the above parameters on packet loss is investigated in details. Based on our results, we conclude that the FB type WDM optical routers must be dimensioned with the appropriate number of re-circulated ports, re-circulation limits, buffer depth, and optimal basic delay unit in the fiber delay line optical buffers under relevant traffic characteristics to achieve high switching performance.