Determination of traffic characteristics of elastic optical networks nodes with reservation mechanisms

Maciej Sobieraj*, Piotr Zwierzykowski, Erich Leitgeb

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With the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth, appropriate mechanisms that would provide reliable and optimum service level to designated or specified traffic classes during heavy traffic loads in networks are becoming particularly sought after. One of these mechanisms is the resource reservation mechanism, in which parts of the resources are available only to selected (predefined) services. While considering modern elastic optical networks (EONs) where advanced data transmission techniques are used, an attempt was made to develop a simulation program that would make it possible to determine the traffic characteristics of the nodes in EONs. This article discusses a simulation program that has the advantage of providing the possibility to determine the loss probability for individual service classes in the nodes of an EON where the resource reservation mechanism has been introduced. The initial assumption in the article is that a Clos optical switching network is used to construct the EON nodes. The results obtained with the simulator developed by the authors will allow the influence of the introduced reservation mechanism on the loss probability of calls of individual traffic classes that are offered to the system under consideration to be determined.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1853
JournalElectronics (Switzerland)
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2021


  • Elastic optical networks
  • Frequency slot unit
  • Reservation mechanism
  • Switching networks
  • Traffic management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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