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Annales Des Télécommunications

, Volume 62, Issue 5–6, pp 638–652 | Cite as

A web-based user friendly simulator of optical fiber communication systems

  • Mustapha Razzak
  • Habib Hamam
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Abstract

A simulation tool in optical networks design and evaluation is suggested. This user friendly software, baptized “SystemBuild”, is a powerful tool to simulate optical fiber communication systems and can be easily used for both educational and research purposes. People modeling optical networks can use it to investigate the usefulness and the accuracy of their model as well as the performances of the system they intend to implement. This Web-based software needs neither a license nor an installation. Merely, a conventional Internet browser supporting Java plug-in is necessary. Moreover, the software can run in all platforms that include the Java Virtual Machine (jvm). Signals and values can be directly checked by moving the mouse pointer over the component’s connectors allowing an easy debugging and assistance to the users to build a complex system. The quality of collaboration is offered thanks to the free code access to the platform.

Key words

Optical telecommunication Metropolitan area network Numerical simulation Simulator program Computer assisting teaching Optical fiber transmission 

Simulateur convivial de systèmes de communications par fibre optique utilisant une interface web

Résumé

Nous proposons un outil de simulation destiné à la conception et l’évaluation des réseaux optiques. Ce logiciel, baptisé «SystemBuild», constitue un outil performant pour simuler les systèmes de communications à fibre optique. Il est destiné à la fois pour la recherche et l’enseignement. Il permet entre autre aux personnes désirant modéliser des réseaux d’apprécier l’utilité et la précision de leur modèle ainsi que d’évaluer les performances du système à implémenter. SystemBuild est une application libre (gpl: General Public Licence) utilisable avec un fureteur internet disposant du plug-in Java offrant une compatibilité avec toute plateforme disposant de la machine virtuelle Java (jvm). Aucune licence ni installation n’est nécessaire. A chaque étape de la simulation, l’utilisateur peut afficher les valeurs ainsi que les signaux seulement par passage du pointeur de la souris sur le connecteur considéré. Cela assiste les utilisateurs pour construire un système plus complexe. La mise en disposition du code source donne au logiciel une dimension de collaboration.

Mots clés

Télécommunication optique Réseau métropolitain Simulation numérique Programme simulation Enseignement assisté Transmission fibre optique 

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© Institut Telecom / Springer-Verlag France 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept of Elect. Eng.Université de MonctonMonctonCanada

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