On the design of node architectures and MAC protocols for optical burst-switched ring networks

@article{Peng2010OnTD,
  title={On the design of node architectures and MAC protocols for optical burst-switched ring networks},
  author={Li-Mei Peng and Won-Hyuk Yang and Young-Chon Kim},
  journal={Photonic Network Communications},
  year={2010},
  volume={21},
  pages={267-277}
}
Efficient multiple-token-based MAC protocols have been proposed for optical burst-switched (OBS) unidirectional ring networks using a TT-TR-based node architecture in our previous research. However, the unidirectional OBS ring network is difficult to scale to larger networks. As wavelengths accessibilities are dominated by tokens, network performance is restricted by the frequency of capturing a token. If the network is too large, it takes a long time for tokens to rotate. Thus, a destination… CONTINUE READING