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Title: Dynamic bandwidth provisioning in multi-layer optical networks for heterogeneous services
Author: Murali, Aarthi
ISNI:       0000 0004 2741 6460
Awarding Body: University of Essex
Current Institution: University of Essex
Date of Award: 2012
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The ever growing Internet Protocol (IP) traffic driven by both consumer and business applications pose a fundamental challenge for network operators. Optical networks offering terabyte capacity and advanced switching capability is at the forefront of transport technology. As optical networks and data traffic proliferate there is a growing need to scale cost effectively and allow for multiple switching technologies. Addressing this, the G.709 Optical Transport Network (OTN) combined with the intelligence of the Generalised Multi Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) control plane is identified to reduce transport costs and deliver enhanced network and performance management functions. Connections are established using GMPLS suite of protocols namely routing, signaling and the Path Computation Element (PCE). The conventional wavelength resource reservation mechanism in the Optical Channel (OCh) layer is stud- ied and shortcomings identified. Two distributed wavelength resource reservation algorithms that improve end-to-end wavelength allocation are proposed and offer significant network blocking performance improvement. Further, the Resource Reservation Protocol with Traffic Engineering (RSVP- TE) / PCE wavelength reservation is extended to the newly defined Optical channel Data Unit (ODU) digital layer to provision at sub-wavelength granularity. Network blocking performance, rough estimates of unit cost and wavelength utilisation in comparison with OCh layer are analysed showing improved network blocking performance and wavelength utilisation at the expense of increased cost unit. Also at higher transmission bit rates of 40Gbps and beyond, it is inefficient to provision light paths without taking into consideration the optical performance requirements of the client signal. To demonstrate Impairment-Aware (lA) wavelength resource reservation, the conventional RSVP- TE and best performing proposed algorithm are adapted for 10/ 40 Gbps client signals and network blocking performance is observed. Further, hardware-accelerated control plane functions to overcome challenges posed by overhead processing for short-lived connections in dynamic high-speed networks is discussed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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