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Impact of fiber-in-the-loop architecture on predicted system reliability
Author(s): T. S. Frank Lee
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Paper Abstract

This paper examines several possible deployment variations in near-term Fiber-In-The-Loop (FITL) network architecture from a reliability perspective. The reliability impact of network topology is modeled and compared to current Bellcore availability objectives. The study indicates that careful consideration of network architecture before deployment can minimize service unavailability. However, aggressive efforts to improve equipment/media reliability are crucial in achieving the availability objectives; these efforts should be focused on the distribution segment of FITL architecture, which is estimated to produce the largest contribution to overall downtime. Results also indicate that present availability objectives for various network elements need to be re-allocated under FITL to reflect more accurately the relative reliability of FITL hardware and media.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1366, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24679
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T. S. Frank Lee, Bell Communications Research (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1366:
Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV
Roger A. Greenwell; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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