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A hybrid protection-restoration mechanism for enhancing dual-failure restorability in optical mesh-restorable networks
Author(s): Mahesh Sivakumar; Christian Maciocco; Manav Mishra; Krishna M. Sivalingam
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the problem of enhancing dual-failure restorability in path-protected mesh-restorable optical wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) networks. A key finding of recent studies that have demonstrated the need to survive simultaneous dual-link failures is that designs providing complete (i.e. 100%) protection from all dual-failures may need almost thrice the spare capacity compared to a system that protects against all single-link failures. However, it has also been shown that systems designed for 100% single-link failure protection can provide reasonable protection from dual-link failures. Thus, the motivation of this work is to develop a hybrid mechanism that provides maximum (close to 100%) dual-failure restorability with minimum additional spare capacity. The system architecture considered is a circuit-switched WDM network with dynamic arrival of sessions requests. We also consider sparse wavelength conversion, where only some nodes have converters. We propose an adaptive mechanism, which we term active protection, that builds upon a pro-active path protection to provide complete single-failure restorability and adds dynamic segment-based restoration. The objective is to optimize network survivability (and minimize spare capacity needs) with ragard to dual-link failures while maintaining complete single-failure restorability. The basic premise of the algorithm is to identify scenarios in the dual-link failure model that necessitate additional spare capacity and provide protection for those scenarios only. Our findings indicate that the proposed scheme achieves close to complete (100%) dual-failure restorability with only maximum of 3% wavelength-links needing two backups even at high loads. Moreover, at moderate to high loads, our scheme attains close to 16% improvement over the base model that provides complete single-failure restorability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5285, OptiComm 2003: Optical Networking and Communications, (1 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.533166
Show Author Affiliations
Mahesh Sivakumar, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)
Christian Maciocco, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)
Manav Mishra, Intel Corp. (United States)
Krishna M. Sivalingam, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5285:
OptiComm 2003: Optical Networking and Communications
Arun K. Somani; Zhensheng Zhang, Editor(s)

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