QoS-aware Traffic Protection for Access Rings

Chennu, Srivas and Habel, Kai and Langer, Klaus-Dieter (2006) QoS-aware Traffic Protection for Access Rings. In: 11th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications, 10-13 July 2006, Berlin, Germany. (Full text available)

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Abstract

In this paper we propose a centralized link layer architecture for providing low latency fault recovery for access rings. This architecture exploits the naturally uneven breakdown of network management responsibilities between the elements of the ring. Administrative operations like ring status checking, fault detection and recovery are aggregated at the HUB. The proposed architecture benefits from a simplified link layer design of the ONU, in addition to lower delays in recovering from faults in the ring. We present an Ethernetbased protocol that realizes our centralized protection model. The design principle of this protocol, responsible for the message passing required to react to topology changes resulting from faults, is to be simple enough to allow quick reaction times. The architecture prioritizes the restoration of network services according to their QoS importance, to ensure that the quality guarantees promised to them are honored at all times. The fault recovery delay of the proposed architecture is evaluated by simulation. In conjunction, the delay and jitter characteristics experienced by different traffic flows during periods of normal operation and faults are measured and compared.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:04
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 01:33
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14452 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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