Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences




Quality of service (QoS) differentiation is an integral component of any networking system, particularly, with the current and future great diversity of users? applications and their manifold requirements. In optical burst switching (OBS) networks, there are two approaches for QoS differentiation: one is based on offset time and the other is based on burst length. This paper presents a mechanism of QoS differentiation based on both offset time and burst length, in which the offset times are calculated to achieve a complete isolation of data loss between priority classes and the burst length is adaptively adjusted according to the feedbacked void size. The simulation results show that the mechanism of QoS differentiation based on offset time and adjusted burst length not only increases the successful scheduling rate but also reduces the burst delay.


Optical burst switching, quality of service, feedback, adaptive control, performance evaluation

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