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
Pages (from-to)1828-1832
Number of pages5
JournalConference Record - International Conference on Communications
StatePublished - 18 Jul 2003
Event2003 International Conference on Communications (ICC 2003) - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: 11 May 200315 May 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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