Performance Analysis of Traffic-Groomed Optical Networks

Show full item record

Title: Performance Analysis of Traffic-Groomed Optical Networks
Author: Washington, Alicia Nicki
Advisors: Dr. Harry Perros, Committee Chair
Abstract: Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) has emerged as a viable solution to the increasing bandwidth demands of current backbone networks. Traffic grooming allows the resources available on a single wavelength to be utilized by multiple traffic streams. These networks will support large amounts of traffic from various sources. In view of this, our research focuses on the analysis of such types of networks, and in particular on a traffic-groomed tandem optical network that supports multiple sources each with unique resource requirements. We developed a decomposition algorithm for the analysis of this network using a modified version of Courtois' method. This work was extended to analyze tandem networks with a large number of wavelengths and resources per wavelength using a modified version of the recursion developed by Nilsson et. al. Finally, we extended our work to a traffic-groomed tandem optical network employing alternate routing and supporting traffic from multiple sources. For each method, numerical results show that, overall, our approximation provides good accuracy.
Date: 2005-03-30
Degree: PhD
Discipline: Computer Science
URI: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/3608


Files in this item

Files Size Format View
etd.pdf 1.085Mb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record