Journal article

A framework for optical burst switching network design

J White, M Zukerman, HL Vu

IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2002

Abstract

In this letter, we analyze optical burst switching (OBS) systems. The analysis leads to a framework which provides guidelines for OBS design. We identify conditions for OBS feasibility and the relationship between burst size, or equivalently burst assembly delay, and throughput, taking into consideration control packet processing and the number of available wavelengths per fiber.