A Succeeding Transmission Scheme for Burst Transfer in Optical Burst Switched Networks

Yusuke HIROTA  Yu TANAKA  Hideki TODE  Koso MURAKAMI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E91-B   No.12   pp.3904-3912
Publication Date: 2008/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e91-b.12.3904
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Fiber-Optic Transmission for Communications
Keyword: 
OBS,  RWA,  routing,  wavelength assignment,  succeeding transmission,  

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Summary: 
Optical Burst Switched (OBS) networks are considered as promising candidates for the next generation network architecture which does not need high-speed switch technologies. In OBS networks, contention resolution is one of the significant problems. Generally, setup reservations are operated per burst in OBS networks. To transmit multiple successive bursts successfully, the effective wavelength reservation must be implemented and enhanced network performance must be realized. In the proposed method, when an optical burst is generated and its destination is the same as that of the preceding burst or the path until the destination includes the entire path of the preceding burst, the subsequent burst is assigned to the same wavelength as the preceding burst and transmitted sequentially. The main aim in the proposed method is the efficient use of wavelength resources and the reduction of burst loss probability. We simulate and evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed method. As a result, it is verified that the proposed method can reduce the burst loss probably.