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Software architecture for SONET network elements (Poster Paper)
Author(s): Ping-Yi Chan; Shi-Chun Wang; Kou-Tan Wu
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Paper Abstract

Synchronous Optical NETwork (SONET) is a newly adopted transmission standard proposed by Bellcore in 1985. The main purposes of SONET are the mid-span meets (transmission equipment provided by different vendor can be connected directly), management of the entire network in terms of the embedded operation channel, and supporting the application interfaces. SONET Network Element (NE) is the basic equipment in SONET which consists of Terminal Multiplexer (TM), add-drop multiplexer, and digital cross-connect system etc. This paper presents a general guide to design the software architecture of the SONET NE. The object-oriented and layering concepts are heavily used as design rules, which in the future will provide a better approach for designing a product family of the SONET NEs, i.e., reuse the objects. Furthermore, maintenance, testing, and debugging of the software can be easily achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1817, Optical Communications, (28 October 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131360
Show Author Affiliations
Ping-Yi Chan, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
Shi-Chun Wang, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
Kou-Tan Wu, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1817:
Optical Communications
Bor-Uei Chen; Steven S. Cheng, Editor(s)

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