1 July 2013 Energy-efficient rings mechanism for greening multisegment fiber-wireless access networks
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Abstract
Through integrating advantages of optical and wireless communications, the Fiber-Wireless (FiWi) has become a promising solution for the “last-mile” broadband access. In particular, greening FiWi has attained extensive attention, because the access network is a main energy contributor in the whole infrastructure. However, prior solutions of greening FiWi shut down or sleep unused/minimally used optical network units for a single segment, where we deploy only one optical linear terminal. We propose a green mechanism referred to as energy-efficient ring (EER) for multisegment FiWi access networks. We utilize an integer linear programming model and a generic algorithm to generate clusters, each having the shortest distance of fully connected segments of its own. Leveraging the backtracking method for each cluster, we then connect segments through fiber links, and the shortest distance fiber ring is constructed. Finally, we sleep low load segments and forward affected traffic to other active segments on the same fiber ring by our sleeping scheme. Experimental results show that our EER mechanism significantly reduces the energy consumption at the slightly additional cost of deploying fiber links.
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Xiaoxue Gong, Xiaoxue Gong, Lei Guo, Lei Guo, Weigang Hou, Weigang Hou, Lincong Zhang, Lincong Zhang, } "Energy-efficient rings mechanism for greening multisegment fiber-wireless access networks," Optical Engineering 52(7), 076107 (1 July 2013). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.52.7.076107 . Submission:
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