Journal article

Stabilizing deflection routing in optical burst switched networks

Andrew Zalesky, Hai L Vu, Zvi Rosberg, Eric WM Wong, Moshe Zukerman

IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2007

Abstract

This paper studies the blocking performance of optical burst switching (OBS) networks using a sequential office control (SOC) state-independent deflection routing policy. We show that unprotected deflection routing may destabilize OBS resulting in higher blocking probabilities than if bursts were not deflected but simply blocked. This study was motivated by the well-known destabilizing effect that alternative routing has on circuit switching in classical telephony networks. We propose two forms of protection to guard against destabilization: 1) wavelength reservation, which is analogous to trunk reservation in circuit switching; and, 2) preemptive priority, which is a new form of protection ..

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