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Designing a family of bidirectional self-healing rings
Author(s): Mohan Gawande; John G. Klincewicz
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Paper Abstract

Developments in synchronous (SDH/SONET) transmission products has led to increased use of ring structures in telecommunication networks, on account of their `self- heating' properties. Often, a set of nodes is interconnected by a `family' of such rings, which all follows the same fiber route. In this situation, each node is served by a subset of the rings in the family. For a given set of nodes and a given matrix of point-to-point traffic, we describe a design methodology that determines which rings should serve each node, and how traffic should be routed on the rings. The objective is to minimize the amount of equipment required. Whereas earlier work has addressed this problem for the case of uni-directional rings, the methodology described here can be applied to bi-directional rings as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3841, Performance and Control of Network Systems III, (18 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.360372
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Mohan Gawande, AT&T Labs. (United States)
John G. Klincewicz, AT&T Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3841:
Performance and Control of Network Systems III
Robert D. van der Mei; Daniel P. Heyman, Editor(s)

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