Study on strategy of dynamic joint routing and resource allocation in layered optical transport networks

Research paper by Yang Su, Zhanqi Xu, Ruiqin Zhao, Zengji Liu

Indexed on: 09 Apr '08Published on: 09 Apr '08Published in: Journal of Electronics (China)


A layered network model for optical transport networks is proposed in this paper, which involves Internet Protocol (IP), Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) and Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) layers. The strategy of Dynamic Joint Routing and Resource Allocation (DJRRA) and its algorithm description are also presented for the proposed layered network model. DJRRA optimizes the bandwidth usage of interface links between different layers and the logic links inside all layers. The simulation results show that DJRRA can reduce the blocking probability and increase network throughput effectively, which is in contrast to the classical separate sequential routing and resource allocation solutions.