Abstract

Excess bandwidth distribution techniques have recently been proposed to improve the dynamic bandwidth allocation in Ethernet passive optical networks (EPONs). We compare existing offline excess bandwidth distribution with conventional limited interleaved polling with adaptive cycle time (IPACT-limited) in terms of packet delay performance. We identify the factors that result in packet delay reduction with excess bandwidth distribution compared to IPACT-limited and discover that existing offline excess distribution mechanisms become unstable at moderate to high loads in long-range EPONs with large round-trip propagation delays. We propose a novel online excess bandwidth distribution (OEBD) mechanism to provide stable excess bandwidth distribution even at high loads in long-range EPONs. We demonstrate how OEBD can be tuned via parameters to provide grant sizing between limited and gated service.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

PDF Article

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription