Simultaneous Burst and Burst Control Packet Transmission Protocol for Optical Burst Switching Ring Networks

  • Park, Joon-Pyo (School of Engineering, Information and Communications University) ;
  • Lee, Man-Seop (School of Engineering, Information and Communications University)
  • Received : 2006.08.08
  • Published : 2007.02.28


In this letter, we design a collision resolution protocol for optical burst switching ring networks to avoid burst collision. We define the offset time condition for no burst transmission collision and manage the free time list of nodes for no burst reception collision. In order to improve the throughput, we use a fiber delay line, void-filling, and void-compression. This protocol does not require any additional procedures for bandwidth reservation such as centralized assignment of bandwidth, lightpath setup of WDM ring networks, or token capturing for the burst transmission. The simulation results show that the proposed protocol can achieve high throughput while saving 70% of wavelengths when compared to round robin with random selection, round robin with persistent, and round robin with non-persistent with only destination delay.


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