Effects of Optical Layer Protection Granularity in Survivable Hierarchical Optical Path Network

Yoshiyuki YAMADA  Hiroshi HASEGAWA  Ken-ichi SATO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E95-B    No.9    pp.2959-2963
Publication Date: 2012/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E95.B.2959
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Network
hierarchical optical path network,  waveband,  survivability,  protection,  

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This study compares the performances of waveband protection and wavelength path protection in survivable hierarchical optical path networks. Network costs and the number of switching operations necessary are evaluated for different ratios of protected demand. Numerical results demonstrate that waveband protection can drastically decrease the number of switching operations in the case of failure, while both waveband and wavelength path protection effectively reduce the network resources needed compared to single layer optical path networks.