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Network resilience for a SuperPON
Author(s): John M. Senior; Andrew J. Phillips; Peter J. Vetter; Claire M. Martin; M. Oskar van Deventer
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Paper Abstract

To enable the SuperPON systems developed within the ACTS- PLANET (Photonic Local Access Network) project to meet the availability targets of the offered services redundant elements are provided to give protection in the event of failures. Using extensive reliability data a semiconductor optical amplifier based SuperPON architecture is evaluated in terms of availability. An amount of redundancy (mainly of optical amplifiers and of cable plant) is required to provide the availability for the system to support telephony in addition to the broadband service basket. Cable cut is seen to be a dominant factor. The telephony availability requirement can be achieved for the Fiber To The Home scenario with redundancy most importantly in the first distribution section and in the amplified splitter. The possible use of dual homing to counter catastrophic failures and the issues surrounding protection switching are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3531, All-Optical Networking: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues, (7 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.327082
Show Author Affiliations
John M. Senior, Univ. of Hertfordshire (United Kingdom)
Andrew J. Phillips, Manchester Metropolitan Univ. (United Kingdom)
Peter J. Vetter, Alcatel Alsthom Corporate Research Ctr. (Belgium)
Claire M. Martin, Alcatel Alsthom Corporate Research Ctr. (Belgium)
M. Oskar van Deventer, KPN Research (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3531:
All-Optical Networking: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues
John M. Senior; Chunming Qiao, Editor(s)

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