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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: Keren Bergman and Vincent Chan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 2 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: A25–A34

Investigation of the Design of MAC Protocols for TT-TR-Based WDM Burst-Switched Ring Networks

Li-Mei Peng and Young-Chon Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. A25-A34 (2009)

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Multiple-token-based media access control (MAC) protocols are investigated for an efficient optical-burst-switching (OBS) ring network with nodes using a tunable transmitter, tunable receiver (TT-TR), since it suffers from resource contention due to the limited network resources. As tokens manipulate the wavelength accessibility and destination queues decide the burst scheduling, token-releasing discipline (TRD) and queue-scheduling discipline (QSD) are crucial. Two TRD schemes that were proposed to avoid source and wavelength contention are reviewed. Three QSD schemes differing in how to group round-robin queues are proposed to avoid or reduce the receiver contention. The performance for different TRD and QSD protocols are simulated and evaluated.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks
(060.4251) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, assignment and routing algorithms
(060.4262) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, ring

ToC Category:
Optical Networks for the Future Internet

Original Manuscript: October 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 1, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 9, 2009
Published: June 15, 2009

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Optical Networks for the Future Internet (2009) Journal of Optical Networking

Li-Mei Peng and Young-Chon Kim, "Investigation of the Design of MAC Protocols for TT-TR-Based WDM Burst-Switched Ring Networks," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 1, A25-A34 (2009)

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