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1 February 1991 Impact of fiber-in-the-loop architecture on predicted system reliability
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Proceedings Volume 1366, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV; (1991)
Event: SPIE Microelectronic Interconnect and Integrated Processing Symposium, 1990, San Jose, United States
This paper examines several possible deployment variations in near-term Fiber-In-The-Loop (FITL) network architecture from a reliability perspective. The reliability impact of network topology is modeled and compared to current Bellcore availability objectives. The study indicates that careful consideration of network architecture before deployment can minimize service unavailability. However, aggressive efforts to improve equipment/media reliability are crucial in achieving the availability objectives; these efforts should be focused on the distribution segment of FITL architecture, which is estimated to produce the largest contribution to overall downtime. Results also indicate that present availability objectives for various network elements need to be re-allocated under FITL to reflect more accurately the relative reliability of FITL hardware and media.
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T. S. Frank Lee "Impact of fiber-in-the-loop architecture on predicted system reliability", Proc. SPIE 1366, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV, (1 February 1991);


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