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Enhancement of blocking performance in all-optical WDM networks. (c2012)

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dc.contributor.author Joun, Carla J.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-01T08:30:28Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-01T08:30:28Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-06-01
dc.date.submitted 2012-02-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1176
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 58-60). en_US
dc.description.abstract Optical networking is a promising solution to the growing bandwidth requirements of today’s communication networks. The continuous challenge is to look for technological advances to improve network capacity, reliability, scalability and cost. This work addresses some of these factors by presenting a rerouting strategy for reducing the effect of the wavelength continuity constraint and improving the performance of all-optical wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) networks in terms of blocking probability. The problem of routing and wavelength assignment (RWA), of main interest in this study, is critically important for increasing the efficiency of WDM networks under wavelength continuity constraint. The proposed scheme introduces a rerouting strategy based on wavelength reassignment, with the First-Fit (FF) wavelength assignment algorithm, and route deviation, utilizing the Least Congested Path (LCP) routing algorithm. In addition, this approach is applied in the context of quality of service (QoS) differentiation to help network service providers to satisfy and guarantee service transmission priorities and tolerable delay requirements. Finally, a neural network model is developed to investigate the prediction of upcoming blocking times in the network in an attempt to reduce the network disruption caused by unnecessary rerouting, therefore improving the performance of the proposed strategy. Extensive simulations allowed us to verify our proposed rerouting strategy and enhancement models and assert their effectiveness in enhancing the network performance in terms of blocking probability especially for networks utilizing a small number of wavelengths per fiber. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Wavelength division multiplexing en_US
dc.subject Optical communications en_US
dc.subject Neural networks (Computer science) en_US
dc.title Enhancement of blocking performance in all-optical WDM networks. (c2012) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.school Engineering en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199513460 en_US
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.author.department MSE in Computer Engineering en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: xiii, 62 leaves; col. ill.; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Computer Engineering en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Wissam Fawaz en_US
dc.keywords All-optical networks en_US
dc.keywords WDM networks en_US
dc.keywords Wavelength reassignment en_US
dc.keywords Lightpath rerouting en_US
dc.keywords Performance analysis en_US
dc.keywords Artificial Neural Networks en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2012.10


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