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Routing and Protection in Flexible Optical Networks

Abstract : Network survivability is a critical issue for optical networks to maintain resilience against network failures. This dissertation addresses several survivability design issues against single link failure and large-scale disaster failure in optical networks. Twoclassic protection schemes, namely pre-configured Cycles (p-Cycle) protection and path protection, are studied to achieve high protection capacity efficiency while taking intoaccount the equipment cost, power consumption and resource usage. These survivable network design problems are first formulated by mathematical models and then offered scalable solutions by heuristic algorithms or a decomposition approach.We first consider single link failure scenario. To cut the multi-line rates transponderscost in survivable Mixed-Line-Rate (MLR) optical networks, a distance-adaptive andlow Capital Expenditures (CAPEX) cost p-cycle protection scheme is proposed withoutcandidate cycle enumeration. Specifically, path-length-limited p-cycles are designed touse appropriate line rate depending on the transponder cost and transmission reach.A Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MILP) model is formulated to directly generate the optimal p-cycles with the minimum CAPEX cost. Additionally, Graph Partitioning in Average (GPA) algorithm and Estimation of cycle numbers (EI) algorithm are developed to make the proposed MILP model scalable, which are shown to be efficient.Regarding the power consumption in survivable Elastic Optical Networks (EONs),power-efficient directed p-cycle protection scheme for asymmetric traffic is proposed.Owing to the advantage of distinguishing traffic amount in two directions, directedp-cycles consume low power by allocating different Frequency Slots (FSs) and modulation formats for each direction. An MILP model is formulated to minimize total power consumption under constraints of directed cycle generation, spectrum assignment,modulation adaptation and protection capacity allocation. To increase the scalability, the MILP model is decomposed into an improved cycle enumeration and a simplified Integer Linear Programming (ILP) model. We have shown that the directedp-cycles out perform the undirected p-cycles in terms of power consumption and spectrum usage.In order to improve the spectrum usage efficiency in p-cycle protection, a SpectrumShared p-cycle (SS-p-cycle) protection is proposed for survivable EONs with and without spectrum conversion. SS-p-cycles permit to reduce spectrum usage and Spectrum Fragmentation Ratio (SFR) by leveraging potential spectrum sharing among multiplep-cycles that have common link(s). The ILP formulations are designed in both cases of with and without spectrum conversion to minimize the spectrum usage of SS-p-cycleswhich can obtain the optimal solution in small instance, and a time-efficient heuristic algorithm is developed to solve large-scale instances. Simulation results show that SSp-cycles have significant advantages on both spectrum allocation and defragmentation efficiency, and the spectrum conversion does help SS-p-cycle design to acquire better spectrum utilization.
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Min Ju. Routing and Protection in Flexible Optical Networks. Hardware Architecture [cs.AR]. Université d'Avignon; Institut d'études avancées sur la culture européenne (Shanghai, Chine), 2018. English. ⟨NNT : 2018AVIG0226⟩. ⟨tel-01924170v2⟩

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