25 August 1999 CATO: CAD tool for design, simulation, and optimization of optical telecommunications networks
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Abstract
CATO (prototype CAD Tool for Optical Networks and Interconnects) performs DWDM network design, balancing costs and performance. CATO's interactive visual interface allows demand conversion; topology creation/editing; protection; lightpath routing and wavelength assignment; reduction and placement of OXC ports, (lambda) -converters, amplifiers, and other critical resources; network simulation; and graphical reporting. CATO combines novel heuristics with artificial intelligence, solving problems unique to optical networks, yielding dramatic savings, and running in half the time or less of tools based on linear programming. Thus, CATO can maximize performance, utilization, and survivability in real time, and is suited for management tasks.
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Imrich Chlamtac, Imrich Chlamtac, Andrea F. Fumagalli, Andrea F. Fumagalli, Don Montgomery, Don Montgomery, Rusty Brooks, Rusty Brooks, Isabella Cerutti, Isabella Cerutti, Marco Tacca, Marco Tacca, Luca Valcarenghi, Luca Valcarenghi, } "CATO: CAD tool for design, simulation, and optimization of optical telecommunications networks", Proc. SPIE 3843, All-Optical Networking 1999: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues, (25 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.360391; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.360391
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