A Novel Packet Switch Node Architecture for Contention Resolution in Synchronous Optical Packet Switched Networks
Virendra Singh SHEKHAWAT, Dinesh Kumar TYAGI, V. K. CHAUBEY
DOI: 10.4236/ijcns.2009.26062   PDF    HTML     6,446 Downloads   10,769 Views   Citations


Packet contention is a key issue in optical packet switch (OPS) networks and finds a viable solution by including optical buffering techniques incorporating fiber delay lines (FDLs) in the switch architecture. The present paper proposes a novel switch architecture for packet contention resolution in synchronous OPS network employing the packet circulation in FDLs in a synchronized manner. A mathematical model for the proposed switch architecture is developed employing packet queuing control to estimate the blocking probability for the incoming traffic. The switch performance is analyzed with a suitable contention resolution al-gorithm through the computer simulation. The simulation results substantiate the proposed model for the switch architecture.

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V. Singh SHEKHAWAT, D. Kumar TYAGI and V. K. CHAUBEY, "A Novel Packet Switch Node Architecture for Contention Resolution in Synchronous Optical Packet Switched Networks," International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, Vol. 2 No. 6, 2009, pp. 562-568. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2009.26062.

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