Design and Performance Evaluation of G.983 based on Request-Counter MAC Protocol for ATM-PON

J. Jang and S. Jang (Korea)




Earlier efforts on optical access concentrated on the design of PONs for the collection and distribution portion of the access network. PON architecture is very simple but it requires MAC protocol for control of upstream traffic. This paper proposes a MAC protocol for a broadband access network using an ATM Passive Optical Network supporting CBR/rtVBR, nrtVBR, UBR and ABR traffic. For the proposed MAC scheme, we present grant field format, minislot format, and bandwidth allocation algorithm. From the simulation result, we have confirmed that our proposed scheme can reduce the average cell delay in comparison to that of conventional MAC schemes.

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