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Post‐Disaster least loaded lightpath routing in elastic optical networks

Ashraf, M. Waqar and Idrus, Sevia M. and Butt, Rizwan Aslam and Iqbal, Farabi (2019) Post‐Disaster least loaded lightpath routing in elastic optical networks. International Journal of Communication Systems, 32 (8). e3920-e3920. ISSN 1074-5351 (In Press)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/dac.3920


Disaster events directly affect the physical topology of core networks and may lead to simultaneous failure of multiple lightpaths leading to massive service outages for network operators. To recover from such a failure scenario, the existing routing algorithms running on network nodes (routers or switches) typically attempt to reestablish the connections over new routes with shortest distances and hop count approach. However, this approach may result in congestion on some links, while other links may have the unutilized capacity. Hence, intelligent lightpath computing techniques are required to efficiently route network traffic over the new routes by considering traffic load of each link in addition to distance and hop count to minimize network congestion. In this paper, we have proposed a capacity-constrained maximally spatial disjoint lightpath algorithm to tackle the provisioning and restoration of disrupted lightpaths in a postdisaster scenario in the context of elastic optical networking. This algorithm computes an alternate least loaded lightpath for disrupted primary lightpath using capacity-constrained shortest lightpath. Alternate lightpath selection is based on a criteria parameter for a lightpath to be least loaded and constrained by either the length or the spatial distance between primary and alternate lightpaths. The spatial distance between lightpaths enables to reestablish the disrupted connection request away from disaster proximity. The performance of the proposed algorithm is evaluated through simulation for several parameters like blocking probability, network utilization, connection success rates, and minimum spatial distance.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:lightpath routing, network congestion
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:88706
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:15 Dec 2020 18:39
Last Modified:15 Dec 2020 18:39

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