This paper describes the implementation of a wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) network controller that accounts for the varying conditions of the network physical layer in real-time. A newly added software module is used to estimate the physical layer quality of transmission (QoT-E) in the form of a single transmission figure of merit for every line span in the network, i.e., the optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) degradation. The estimated OSNR degradation is used to verify lightpath feasibility in the network, and produce optimal routing and wavelength assignment solutions in real-time, without the need for a separate network planning tool. The OSNR degradation is estimated without requiring detailed knowledge of the optical components deployed in the network, and consequently the approach is vendor-agnostic. The accuracy of the estimated OSNR degradation is assessed experimentally, and its impact on two network-wide performance indicators is studied through simulation.
|Titolo:||A WDM Network Controller with Real-time Updates of the Physical Layer Abstraction|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1109/JLT.2019.2924397|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|