Intelligent and Dynamic High Performance Optical Network
Next generation of high performance networks supporting reconfigurable computing, paralellel/cluster computing, optical computing as well as the Next Generation Internet (NGI) will require significant upgrades in data transport capacity, reconfigurability and survivabilityResponding to NASA?s increasing need for high performance computing and networking, IFOS proposes developing a novel high performance optical network using IFOS?s innovative Intelligent and Dynamic Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer (ID-OADM). The ID-OADM combines the features of the tunable OADM with intelligent operational algorithm to minimize the ?tunability service disruption? while selecting a specified wavelength. This feature can significantly reduce the cost of deploying and operating future generations of NGI optical networks with ring topology. This approach facilitates the rapid reconfiguration of networks without the need for restructuring the network protocols or topologies. The main goal of this Phase I project is to fabricate and demonstrated a prototype of a programmable ID-OADM using tunable BG filter based on magnetostrictive materials. For the features and performance evaluation of this prototype, a demonstrative optical ring network will be used.In Phase II the results of Phase I will be extended towards commercialization. For this purpose, a production grade ID-OADM will be fabricated and its applications and performance in larger networks will be demonstrated.
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Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems
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