Distributed Restoration in Optical Networks using Feed-forward Neural Networks

Original Article


A new method is proposed for determining protection paths in an optical network where users have different characteristics in terms of reliability needs and security restrictions. Survivability is achieved by distributed mesh protection. Over the preplanned primary and backup capacity, optimal routing and wavelength assignment is carried out. In case of a network failure, protection routes and optimum flow values on these protection routes are extracted from a previously trained feed-forward neural network which is distributed over the optical data communications network.


Optical switching Wavelength routing Restoration Neural networks Optical cross-connects Wavelength division multiplexing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NATO Consultation, Command and Control AgencyThe HagueThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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