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A new approach to the design of MAC protocols for WDM-EPONs

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4 Author(s)
Sarigiannidis, P.G. ; Dept. of Inf., Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece ; Petridou, S.G. ; Papadimitriou, Georgios I. ; Obaidat, M.S.

Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols for WDM Ethernet passive optical networks (WDM-EPONs) suffer from low performance when the users' round trip times are different. In this paper a new MAC protocol for WDM-EPONs is introduced which overcomes the above limitation by filling the gaps in the scheduling program. Moreover, the proposed scheme favors the requests that present a burst-like behavior, by altering the nodes' service order in such a way that further eliminating the aforementioned gaps. The performance of the proposed scheme is being studied via simulation results which indicate that it achieves a significantly lower delay and packet loss ratio in relation to the well-known WDM IPACT protocol.

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MELECON 2010 - 2010 15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference

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26-28 April 2010

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