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Type of publication:Inproceedings
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TitleImpairment-Aware Offline RWA for Transparent Optical Networks
Bibtex cite IDRACTI-RU1-2009-94
Booktitle INFOCOM
Year published 2009
Volume 27
Pages 1557-1565
We consider the offline version of the routing and wavelength assignment (RWA) problem in transparent all-optical networks. In such networks and in the absence of regenerators, the signal quality of transmission degrades due to physical layer impairments. We initially present an algorithm for solving the static RWA problem based on an LP relaxation formulation that tends to yield integer solutions. To account for signal degradation due to physical impairments, we model the effects of the path length, the path hop count, and the interference among ligthpaths by imposing additional (soft) constraints on RWA. The objective of the resulting optimization problem is not only to serve the connection requests using the available wavelengths, but also to minimize the total accumulated signal degradation on the selected lightpaths. Our simulation studies indicate that the proposed RWA algorithms select the lightpaths for the requested connections so as to avoid impairment generating sources, thus dramatically reducing the overall physical-layer blocking when compared to RWA algorithms that do not account for impairments.
Manousakis, Kostas
Christodoulopoulos, Konstantinos
Varvarigos, Emmanouel
RWA.pdf (main file)
Publication ID761