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Time-Synchronized Optical Burst Switching

Rugsachart, Artprecha (2007) Time-Synchronized Optical Burst Switching. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Optical Burst Switching was recently introduced as a protocol for the next generation optical Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) network. Currently, in legacy Optical Circuit Switching over the WDM network, the highest bandwidth utilization cannot be achieved over the network. Because of its physical complexities and many technical obstacles, the lack of an optical buffer and the inefficiency of optical processing, Optical Packet Switching is difficult to implement. Optical Burst Switching (OBS) is introduced as a compromised solution between Optical Circuit Switching and Optical Packet Switching. It is designed to solve the problems and support the unique characteristics of an optical-based network. Since OBS works based on all-optical switching techniques, two major challenges in designing an effective OBS system have to be taken in consideration. One of the challenges is the cost and complexities of implementation, and another is the performance of the system in terms of blocking probabilities. This research proposes a variation of Optical Burst Switching called Time-Synchronized Optical Burst Switching. Time-Synchronized Optical Burst Switching employs a synchronized timeslot-based mechanism that allows a less complex physical switching fabric to be implemented, as well as to provide an opportunity to achieve better resource utilization in the network compared to the traditional Optical Burst Switching.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Rugsachart, Artprechaarr18@pitt.eduARR18
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairThompson, Richard Athompson@mail.sis.pitt.eduRTHOMPSO
Committee MemberKabara, Josephjkabara@pitt.eduJKABARA
Committee MemberHeberle, Albert Pheberle@pitt.eduHEBERLE
Committee MemberTipper, Daviddtipper@sis.pitt.eduDTIPPER
Committee MemberMelhem, Ramimelhem@cs.pitt.eduMELHEM
Date: 27 September 2007
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 1 August 2007
Approval Date: 27 September 2007
Submission Date: 15 August 2007
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: All optical network; next generation network; OBS; OPS; Optical Burst Swithing; Optical Packet Switching
Other ID:, etd-08152007-153520
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:59
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:49


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