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Object-oriented software for modeling optical access networks
Author(s): John M. Senior; D. E. Asumu; Martin Redstall; John Mellis
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an object-oriented software system that can be used to predict the spectral performance of optical networks. The system can be used by the planars and designers of such networks to assess the spectral performance of existing or proposed optical networks. The software package combines the theoretical models developed in the course of a research program with experimental data obtained from the devices used in the UK field trials of fiber in the local access network. Using this package, a planner or designer is able to construct networks on actual location maps and then obtain forward and return loss spectral characteristics on any paths throughout the network. Since the development of the system is based on object oriented technology, it is future-proofed to the extent that any changes in the technology of the local access network can readily be incorporated into the existing modelling process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2614, All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues, (1 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227842
Show Author Affiliations
John M. Senior, Manchester Metropolitan Univ. (United Kingdom)
D. E. Asumu, Manchester Metropolitan Univ. (United Kingdom)
Martin Redstall, BT Labs. (United Kingdom)
John Mellis, BT Labs. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2614:
All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues
Vincent W. S. Chan; Robert A. Cryan; John M. Senior, Editor(s)

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