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Optimal algorithms for near-hitless network restoration via diversity coding

  • Author(s): Avci, SN
  • Ayanoglu, E
  • et al.

Coding-based restoration techniques have proactive restoration which results in time savings over other state-of-the-art restoration techniques. Diversity coding is a coding-based recovery technique which offers near-hitless restoration with a competitive spare capacity requirement with respect to other techniques. In this paper, we show that diversity coding can achieve sub-ms restoration time. In addition, we develop two optimal algorithms for pre-provisioning of the static traffic and one for the dynamic provisioning of the traffic on-demand. There is one algorithm for systematic and one for non-systematic diversity coding in pre-provisioning. An MIP formulation and an ILP formulation are developed for systematic and non-systematic cases, respectively. The MIP formulation of the systematic diversity coding requires much fewer integer variables and constraints than similar optimal coding-based formulations. In dynamic provisioning, an ILP-based algorithm covers both of the systematic and non-systematic diversity coding. In all scenarios, diversity coding results in smaller restoration time, higher transmission integrity, and much reduced signaling complexity than the existing techniques in the literature. Simulation results indicate that diversity coding has significantly higher restoration speed than Shared Path Protection (SPP) and p-cycle techniques from the literature as well as Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) rings, which are commonly deployed by service providers today. In terms of capacity efficiency, it outperforms SONET rings and 1+1 APS, whereas it may require more extra capacity than the p-cycle technique and SPP. Diversity coding offers a preferable tradeoff which offers two orders of magnitude increase in restoration speed at the expense of less than 26% extra spare capacity. © 1972-2012 IEEE.

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