Half Cycling Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation with Prediction on EPON

Turna O. C. , Aydin M. A. , ZAİM A. H. , Atmaca T.

17th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (lSCC), Turkey, 1 - 04 July 2012, pp.898-902 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iscc.2012.6249416
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.898-902


This study is about a prediction approach for our previous dynamic bandwidth allocation algorithm for Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (EPON). Our previous work (hcDBA) is based on half cycle timing for bandwidth allocation. That can be handled as a middle way between online and offline bandwidth allocation schemes. In PONs, prediction is used for bandwidth allocation to grant loaded nodes with early responses. However, due to the versatile nature of data traffic, prediction algorithms have a handicap to provide a better solution in classical approaches. In this study, a novel prediction approach integrated with hcDBA algorithm described. Performance comparison of hcDBA with & without prediction and IPACT algorithm is given. According to the simulation results, prediction on hcDBA seems to give some performance improvements in terms of access-delay.