University of Hertfordshire

MAC Protocol Design for the Support of DBA in OFDMA-PON Networks

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
EventFuture Network and Mobile Summit - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 15 Jun 201117 Jun 2011


ConferenceFuture Network and Mobile Summit


Original MAC frame formats have been developed to provide recommendations for new protocol designs in OFDMA-PONs. The portrayed scalability of the Dynamic Subcarrier Allocation (DScA) protocol is complemented by the granularity of hybrid OFDMA/TDMA topologies. Modelling of the DScA performance in OPNET has recorded the maximum 312.5 Mbits/s transmission rate capacity per ONU achieved at less than 2 ms packet delay and more than 95% network throughput depending on ONU offered load.


Wansu Lim, Ali Gliwan, Pandelis Kourtessis, Konstantinos Kanonakis, Ioannis Tomkos, John Senior, 'MAC Protocol Design for the Support of DBA in OFDMA-PON Networks', Paper presented at the Future Network and Mobile Summit, 15-17 June 2011, Warsaw, Poland.

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