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Unconstrained signalling in the switchless WDMA/TDMA optical transport network
Author(s): Alan M. Hill
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Paper Abstract

Limited signalling capacity imposes severe constraints on the control protocol flexibility of a national-scale WDMA/TDMA switchless optical transport network architecture. To signal the maximum number of connection requests for optical packets from the terminals within each transmission frame, out-of-band signalling in dedicated signalling wavelength channels would require at least 12 receivers in each terminal; an excessively expensive proposition. In-band meta-signalling techniques, using all of the network's available wavelength channels, together with temporal manipulation of blocks of wavelength channels by fibre delay line, ensure that the packet connectivity of a future WDMA/TDMA switchless optical transport network is completely unconstrained by any signallying limitations, at minimum cost.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4213, Terabit Optical Networking: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues, (5 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.402545
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Alan M. Hill, BTexaCT Research (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4213:
Terabit Optical Networking: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues
John M. Senior; Sudhir Dixit; Chunming Qiao, Editor(s)

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