Photonic Network Communications

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 277–286 | Cite as

A Novel Fault Detection and Localization Scheme for Mesh All-optical Networks Based on Monitoring-cycles

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We previously showed the feasibility of a fault detection scheme for all-optical networks (AONs) based on their decomposition into monitoring-cycles (m-cycles). In this paper, an m-cycle construction for fault detection is formulated as a cycle cover problem with certain constraints. A heuristic spanning-tree based cycle construction algorithm is proposed and applied to four typical networks: NSFNET, ARPA2, SmallNet, and Bellcore. Three metrics: grade of fault localization, wavelength overhead, and the number of cycles in a cover are introduced to evaluate the performance of the algorithm. The results show that it achieves nearly optimal performance.


Fault detection Fault localization All-optical network Monitoring cycle Cycle cover 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Systems and Computer EngineeringCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Communications Research Centre CanadaStn. H, OttawaCanada

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