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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2015.060819
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 6 Issue 8, 2015.
Abstract: Expanding size of passive optical networks (PONs) along with high availability expectation makes the reliability performance a crucial need. Most protection architectures utilize redundant network components to enhance network survivability, which is not economical. This paper proposes new self-healing protection architecture for passive optical networks (PONs), with a single ring topology and star-ring topology at feeder and distribution level respectively. The proposed architecture provides desirable protection to the network by avoiding fiber duplication at both feeder and distribution level. Moreover, medium access control (MAC) controlled switching is utilized to provide efficient detection, and restoration of faults or cuts throughout the network. Analytical analysis reveals that the proposed self-healing hybrid protection architecture ensures survivability of the affected traffic along with desirable connection availability of 99.9994 % at minimum deployment cost, through simple architecture and simultaneous protection against failures.
Waqas A. Imtiaz, P. Mehar, M. Waqas and Yousaf Khan, “Self-Healing Hybrid Protection Architecture for Passive Optical Networks” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 6(8), 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2015.060819