Just-in-time, just-enough-time and horizon signalling protocols on optical burst switches

Kirci P., Zaim A. H.

OPTICA APPLICATA, vol.36, no.1, pp.111-123, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Name: OPTICA APPLICATA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.111-123
  • Keywords: dynamic wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM), just-in-time (JIT), just-enough-time (JET), horizon signalling protocols, optical burst switch (OBS), JUMPSTART
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Optical burst switch (OBS) is considered to be a promising switch technology for the future network. In this paper, just-in-time (JIT), just-enough-time (JET) and horizon signalling schemes for OBS are presented. These signalling schemes run over a core dynamic wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) network. The network is proposed to support IP, ATM and burst traffic. We apply the Poisson and self-similar models to identify inter-arrival times in these protocols and the burst contention is handled by burst dropping. As a result, the variety of the simulation results show the pros and cons of the evaluated JIT, JET and horizon signalling schemas.