Blind void filling in LR-EPONs: How efficient it can be?

Amr Elrasad, Basem Shihada

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This work proposes a novel blind void (idle periods) filling in Long-Reach Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (LR-EPONs) namely Size Controlled Batch Void Filling (SCBVF). We emphasize on reducing grant delays and hence reducing the average packet delay. SCBVF delay reduction is achieved by early flushing data during the idle time periods (voids) between allocated grants. The proposed approach can be integrated with almost all of the previously reported dynamic bandwidth allocation schemes. SCBVF is less sensitive to differential distance between ONUs and can work well in case of small differential distances compared to previously reported void filling schemes. We support our work by extensive simulation study considering bursty traffic with long range dependency. Numerical results show a delay reduction up to 35% compared to non-void filling scheme outperforming its main competitors that can achieve up to 7% delay reduction.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 16th International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing (HPSR)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781479998715
StatePublished - Jun 2 2016

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