End-to-End Lightpath Establishment Based on Rank Accounting in Multi-Domain WDM Networks

Takuji TACHIBANA  Hiroaki HARAI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E89-B   No.9   pp.2448-2456
Publication Date: 2006/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e89-b.9.2448
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Fiber-Optic Transmission for Communications
Keyword: 
multi-domain,  lightpath establishment,  WDM networks,  wavelength-state information,  rank accounting,  

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Summary: 
In this paper, we propose an end-to-end lightpath establishment method in multi-domain WDM networks. In this method, each domain contracts the provision of wavelength-state information and the number of wavelengths provided to neighbor domains. According to the contract, each source node selects the probed wavelengths, which are the candidates for backward wavelength reservation. In order to select wavelengths that are likely to be idle through the multi-domain network, the source node collects wavelength-state information from each destination node and ranks wavelengths for each destination node for giving priority. The source node selects the wavelengths with higher ranks. We propose two rank accounting methods for this purpose. Through simulation experiments, we show that the proposed rank accounting methods with the above contract provide better performance in terms of blocking probability with conventional methods, especially when intra-domain traffic is low. We present the effective number of contract wavelengths. Further, we also extend these rank accounting methods to methods that aggressively collect wavelength-state information from other destination nodes. We show further improvement of performance by the extended rank accounting methods.