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Heuristic method for maximizing the utilization of a survivable multiring DWDM network without wavelength conversion
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Paper Abstract

In our paper, we present a heuristic method for maximizing the utilization of a survivable multi-ring DWDM network without wavelength conversion. We assume that the network is supporting packet and circuit based services simultaneously. The idea is that we can provide ample bandwidth or even dedicated channels to packet based services by sharing the resources in the protection ring under normal conditions. In case of a ring failure, the packet based channels can be compressed into fewer channels to yield protection bandwidth to circuit based services. Packet ring technologies such as Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) or IEEE 802.17 will ensure that all packet connections are still maintained in a fair manner under such condition. The main contribution in this work is to jointly consider the effect of packet and optical connection services on DWDM rings to enhance wavelength utilization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4909, Network Design and Management, (29 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.481072
Show Author Affiliations
Scott K.L. Tam, The Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (China)
Calvin C.K. Chan, The Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Lian-Kuan Chen, The Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4909:
Network Design and Management
Qian Mao; Shoa-Kai Liu; Kwok-wai Cheung, Editor(s)

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