Establishment of Protection Paths Using Maximum Degree of Sharing in WDM Networks

Jian-Qing LI  Hong-Shik PARK  Hyeong-Ho LEE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E86-B   No.3   pp.1109-1116
Publication Date: 2003/03/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Network Management/Operation
protection,  degree of sharing,  WDM,  RWA,  

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In wavelength division multiplexed networks, shared path protection provides the same level of protection against a single fiber-link failure as dedicated path protection with potentially higher network utilization. The shared path protection is more complex to provision and maintain. In this paper, we introduce a parameter, the degree of sharing, which refers to the number of protection paths that a wavelength can be assigned to on a link. We propose methods for calculating the maximum degree of sharing. We consider on-line routing and wavelength assignment (RWA) of protection paths that are established for incremental traffic using the maximum degree of sharing. Establishment of protection paths using the maximum degree of sharing can simplify the algorithm. We compare the results on the decreased calculation time with accepted connection requests for a given number of wavelengths, assuming that wavelengths are assigned according to the First-Fit policy for working paths and Last-Fit policy for protection paths. The more wavelengths are used, the more calculation time can be reduced. When the load increases, the decreasing rate of calculation time also increases.