A comparative path establishment study on routing performance of MLR WDM optical networks


Algin G. , Tunali E. T.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, vol.32, no.3, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/dac.3866
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the effect of path establishment method priorities over routing performance in mixed line rate (MLR) wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) optical networks. The survivable routing with rate and wavelength assignment (SRRWA) problem is presented and an efficient shared backup path protection solution is proposed. We prepared detailed simulation scenarios with all possible prioritizations and observed their performances. The simulation results show that assigning higher priority to single hop methods as compared with multi-hop methods yields better performance. In both methods, it has been observed that assigning higher priority to grooming reduces the communication cost and the traffic blocking ratio while enhancing the resource utilization.