Regulative Wavelength Grouping Approach for QoS in OBS Networks

Aydin M. A., Atmaca T., Turna O. C., Zaim H., Eido T.

5th Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications, Venice, Italy, 24 - 28 May 2009, pp.254-260 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/aict.2009.50
  • City: Venice
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.254-260
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, a wavelength grouping approach has been proposed for core nodes in OBS in order to control byte drop rates for different classes of traffic. Preemptive Channel Scheduling Algorithm (PCSA) has been used for channel scheduling in OBS. In terms of performance criteria, loss rate in bytes is considered A 2-state MMPP (Markov Modulated Poisson Process) traffic generator on a 14-node mesh network topology illustrating NSFNET is designed as the testbed. NS2 Network Simulation tool is used for our tests. In OBS algorithms, bursts are created using a hybrid model that takes into account both timeout and maximum length threshold mechanisms. In nodes, in order to satisfy QoS requirements, priority based queuing and Regulative Wavelength Grouping (RWG) are used. In priority based queuing, packets (bursts) are sent according to their priority order. RWG mechanism, where the number of wavelengths for each traffic class is arranged for adjusting the packet drop probability of different classes of client traffic under a specific threshold value, is used for providing priority levels. According to the simulation studies, RWG algorithm gives better results in OBS for high priority traffic performance.