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SIMON: a simulator for optical networks
Author(s): Byrav Ramamurthy; Debasish Datta; Helena X.C. Feng; Jonathan Paul Heritage; Biswanath Mukherjee
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Paper Abstract

SIMON is an object-oriented event-driven simulation package implemented in C++ which incorporates optical device characteristics in the measurement of network-level blocking statistics. SIMON is suitable for studying the performance of large wavelength-routed optical networks, in which a call is set up in the network for a specific duration on a pre- determined lightpath. Currently the physical-layer models allow for modeling phenomena such as signal attenuation in fiber and other components, amplifier gain saturation, and homowavelength crosstalk in switches. Simulation experiments can be performed with a user-specified bit-error rate limit, which must be satisfied by any call set up in the network.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3843, All-Optical Networking 1999: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues, (25 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.360389
Show Author Affiliations
Byrav Ramamurthy, Univ. of Nebraska/Lincoln (United States)
Debasish Datta, Indian Institute of Technology/Kharagpur (India)
Helena X.C. Feng, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
Jonathan Paul Heritage, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
Biswanath Mukherjee, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3843:
All-Optical Networking 1999: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues
John M. Senior; Chunming Qiao; Sudhir Dixit, Editor(s)

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