Using TCP congestion control to improve the performances of optical burst switched networks

Shie-Yuan Wang*

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Abstract

We propose using a modified TCP decoupling approach as a congestion control mechanism for optical burst switched networks. The TCP decoupling approach [1] is a novel way that can apply TCP congestion control to any traffic flow (which can be an aggregate) in a network. Since this approach is generic, it has found applications in several areas [2, 3]. In the optical burst switching (OBS) area, because the basic mechanism of the TCP decoupling approach matches the mechanism of the OBS very well, we propose using a modified TCP decoupling approach to congestion-control the traffic load offered to an OBS switch and regulate the timing of sending bursts. Our simulation results show that this approach enables an OBS switch to achieve a high link utilization while maintaining a very low packet (burst) drop rate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1204628
Pages (from-to)1438-1442
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE International Conference on Communications
Volume2
DOIs
StatePublished - 11 May 2003
Event2003 International Conference on Communications (ICC 2003) - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: 11 May 200315 May 2003

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