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Fault-tolerant switches for photonic networks
Author(s): Beniamino Castagnolo; Maria Rizzi; Mario Nicola Armenise
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Paper Abstract

In order to obtain an N X N Multistage Interconnection Network capable of passing all the N supplementary stages must be added to the standard ones. In this paper we prove that the completeness property of such networks is preserved even if some switching element suffers from a stuck-at fault. The critical stage is the central one which must be set in a fixed configuration, depending on the desired permutation. This problem is easily overcome if one additional stage is included. Moreover, the static full access capability is preserved in a complete network because of the redundancy of source to destination paths.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2150, Design, Simulation, and Fabrication of Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits, (2 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174995
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Beniamino Castagnolo, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
Maria Rizzi, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
Mario Nicola Armenise, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2150:
Design, Simulation, and Fabrication of Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits
Mario Nicola Armenise, Editor(s)

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