Improving the performance of optical burst switching with large control overhead

C. Y. Li, Ping Kong Alexander Wai, Victor O K Li

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In optical burst switching (OBS) system, the throughput decreases rapidly with increase in control packet processing time Tcp. The negative impact of Tcp will become significant as the optical fiber transmission rate increases. By analyzing the relationship between the throughput and Tcp, we attempt to improve the throughput. Different possible solutions are discussed. We found that using extra random offset time can significantly improve the throughput at the expense of increase in data burst delay.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICC 2008 - IEEE International Conference on Communications, Proceedings
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2008
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2008 - Beijing, China
Duration: 19 May 200823 May 2008


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2008


  • Control overhead
  • Offset time
  • Optical burst switching
  • Optical packet switching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology

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