Survivable Grouped Routing Optical Networks with Dedicated Path Protection

Hiroshi HASEGAWA  Yojiro MORI  Ken-ichi SATO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E99-B    No.7    pp.1435-1444
Publication Date: 2016/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2015EBP3482
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Network
grouped routing optical networks,  coarse granular routing,  resiliency,  dedicated path protection,  impairment-aware,  

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A novel resilient coarse granularity optical routing network architecture that adopts finely granular protection and finely granular add/drop is presented. The routing scheme defines optical pipes such that multiple optical paths can be carried by each pipe and can be dropped or added at any node on the route of a pipe. The routing scheme also makes it possible to enhance frequency utilization within pipes, by denser path packing in the frequency domain, as we recently verified. We develop a static network design algorithm that simultaneously realizes the independence of working and backup paths and pipe location optimization to efficiently carry these paths. The design algorithm first sequentially accommodates optical paths into the network, then tries to eliminate sparsely utilized fibers and iteratively optimizes frequency slot/wavelength assignment in each coarse granular pipe so as to limit the impairment caused by dropping the optical paths adjacent in the frequency domain. Numerical experiments elucidate that the number of fibers in a network can be reduced by up to 20% for 400Gbps channels without any modification in hardware.