Accession Number:

ADA336151

Title:

Multi-Channel Switching In Optical Fiber Networks

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 20 Sep 93-19 Sep 96

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

This research project corresponds to one of the first comprehensive studies in multichannel switching. Assuming a broadband communication environment using ATM technology, this work investigates the fundamental characteristics of multichannel switching. Potential benefits of multichannel switching over traditional point to point switching have been identified. A clear theoretical foundation is being developed and theoretical limits on various performance measures are being investigated. Attainable performance objectives in multichannel switches under the current state of technology are being determined, and implementable multichannel switching architectures that satisfy the objectives are being formulated. A comprehensive study of the efficacy of the proposed architectures is being conducted under varying traffic and network conditions. One of the main tasks in this project is to exhibit the feasibility of the proposed switching architectures via prototyping.

Subject Categories:

  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE