23 May 2006 Optimization of path availability of span-restorable optical networks
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High availability tops the list of features desired for building a network. Various factors influencing path availability of optical networks with span restoration are investigated from the network design point of view. Network redundancy, number of backup routes, and dual span failure restorability can have important effects on path availability. A formulation to improve average path availability of a network by maximizing dual failure restorability is developed. We also introduce a practical method to optimize spare capacity and path availability of a network at the same time. A case study analyzes how much average dual-failure restorability can be improved in a long haul network with span restoration. Conclusions deduced from the computational and analytical results can help network planners to design a network with high performance and optimized cost and availability.
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Ling Zhou, Ling Zhou, Marcel Held, Marcel Held, } "Optimization of path availability of span-restorable optical networks", Proc. SPIE 6193, Reliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks III, 619312 (23 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.662095; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.662095

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