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We evaluate the performance of optical network designs using relatively few switch nodes at which wavelength conversion and electronic regeneration is possible. A simple heuristic for placing the fewest such nodes to reach a given blocking probability is based on the ranked frequency of shortest-path routes transiting each node. This strategy is found to be(More)
—We consider a slotted WDM packet switch with limited-range wavelength converters. The performance of this switch is studied using simulations with various types of data traffic. Results show that the slotted WDM packet switch with a small range of wavelength conversion capability can achieve a performance close to that of a switch with the full range of(More)
In this paper we describe an approximate method for the analysis of an open network of finite capacity queues. Finite buffer capacities at the nodes introduce blocking of jobs that finish service at a node and find that the destination node is full at that time. When this happens, we assume that the blocked job is held at the server of the queue where it(More)
We develop a framework for optimal rate allocation and routing in multihop wireless networks. Each node in the network has delay-sensitive data to send to a unique destination and this data can be sent over a single (multihop) path through the network or via multiple paths. Sending over multiple paths can increase throughput and reduce congestion. Our goal(More)
—Next-generation wavelength routing optical networks requiring optical cross connects (OXC) in the network have the ability to direct optical signals from any input interface to suitable output interfaces by configuring their internal embedded optical switch matrices. Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) switches are regarded as the most promising(More)