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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 20 — Oct. 4, 2004
  • pp: 4881–4895

Network layer packet redundancy in optical packet switched networks

Harald Øverby  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 20, pp. 4881-4895 (2004)

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A crucial issue in optical packet switched (OPS) networks is packet losses at the network layer caused by contentions. This paper presents the network layer packet redundancy scheme (NLPRS), which is a novel approach to reduce the end-to-end data packet loss rate in OPS networks. By introducing redundancy packets in the OPS network, the NLPRS enables a possible reconstruction of data packets that are lost due to contentions. An analytical model of the NLPRS based on reduced load Erlang fix-point analysis is presented. Simulations of an OPS ring network show that the NLPRS is in particular efficient in small networks operating at low system loads. Results also show how the arrival process, packet length distribution, network size and redundancy packet scheduling mechanism influence the NLPRS performance.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 27, 2004
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2004
Published: October 4, 2004

Harald �?verby, "Network layer packet redundancy in optical packet switched networks," Opt. Express 12, 4881-4895 (2004)

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