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CATO: CAD tool for design, simulation, and optimization of optical telecommunications networks
Author(s): Imrich Chlamtac; Andrea F. Fumagalli; Don Montgomery; Rusty Brooks; Isabella Cerutti; Marco Tacca; Luca Valcarenghi
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Paper Abstract

CATO (prototype CAD Tool for Optical Networks and Interconnects) performs DWDM network design, balancing costs and performance. CATO's interactive visual interface allows demand conversion; topology creation/editing; protection; lightpath routing and wavelength assignment; reduction and placement of OXC ports, (lambda) -converters, amplifiers, and other critical resources; network simulation; and graphical reporting. CATO combines novel heuristics with artificial intelligence, solving problems unique to optical networks, yielding dramatic savings, and running in half the time or less of tools based on linear programming. Thus, CATO can maximize performance, utilization, and survivability in real time, and is suited for management tasks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3843, All-Optical Networking 1999: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues, (25 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.360391
Show Author Affiliations
Imrich Chlamtac, Univ. of Texas/Dallas (United States)
Andrea F. Fumagalli, Univ. of Texas/Dallas (United States)
Don Montgomery, Boston Communications Networks, Inc. (United States)
Rusty Brooks, Boston Communications Networks, Inc. (United States)
Isabella Cerutti, Boston Communications Networks, Inc. (United States)
Marco Tacca, Boston Communications Networks, Inc. (United States)
Luca Valcarenghi, Univ. of Texas/Dallas (Italy)


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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