A node aggregation approach for WDM ring networks

Nobuo Funabiki, Toru Nakanishi, Megumi Isogai

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For a high-speed metropolitan area network (MAN), a ring network based on the wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) technology has been deployed to solve global information explosions in the Internet. To enhance the network performance, we have studied the node configuration problem, particularly for the one with the double-ring architecture where each node is equipped with fast-tunable transmitters and wavelength-fixed receivers (TT-FR) as fiber interfaces. In our studies, by adopting additional transmitters/receivers, nodes can afford far larger traffics than conventional ones. This fact indicates that plural nodes should be aggregated into one so that the transmitters/receivers can be utilized more efficiently. This paper presents a definition of the node aggregation problem for the WDM ring network and its simple greedy heuristic algorithm. The simulation results using the network simulator show the effectiveness of our approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTENCON 2010 - 2010 IEEE Region 10 Conference
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2010 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: Nov 21 2010Nov 24 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON


Other2010 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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