Abstract

The HORNET (hybrid optoelectronic ring network) architecture is a packet-over-WDM ring network that utilizes fast-tunable packet transmitters and wavelength routing to enable it to scale cost-effectively to ultrahigh capacities. Here we present the design of a novel control-channel-based media-access-control (MAC) protocol, which is optimized for variable-sized IP packets and addresses inherent fairness control issues in multiple-access ring networks. The design of the control channel, including the frame structure and a frame-synchronization protocol, is described in detail.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

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