Analysis of OBS Burst Assembly Queue With Renewal Input
Ongoing research in Optical Burst Switching (OBS) requires more in-depth studies both in theory and in practice before the technology is realized. In OBS paradigm, traffic from access networks is groomed at edge OBS nodes in the forms of large chunks called bursts. This grooming called assembly is crucial in analyzing the overall performance of OBS networks as it affects the design of almost all major functions of OBS nodes. The characteristics of assembled traffic and its effects on OBS performance have been already extensively studied in literature. In this paper, the assembled traffic is studied using a transform-based approach, since it is a natural way of analyzing such processes where random variables are summed.