Optimum control architectures for reliable photonic transport networks

Edward Mutafungwa*, Raymond Rugemalira

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper investigates the various restoration control architectures for photonic transport networks. A comparison of the centralized, distributed and quasi-centralized control schemes is made, whilst highlighting their respective advantages. An analytical comparison of their real-time span restoration times is performed using a study network, in which the distributed control architectures offering the fastest restoration times. An additional performance metric is proposed, and together with the mean restoration time a further search is made for an optimum control architecture for networks of different sizes and connectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1999
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book
EventInternational Conference on Fiber and Photonics - New Dehli, India
Duration: 14 Dec 199818 Dec 1998


ConferenceInternational Conference on Fiber and Photonics
CityNew Dehli


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