CONTROL METHODS FOR WIDE AREA ALL-OPTICAL NETWORKS

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$270,121.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
21670
Agency Tracking Number:
21670
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Optivision Inc. (Currently Optical Networks Inc)
4009 Miranda Ave, Palo Alto, CA, 94304
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Allen M Gerrish
(415) 855-0200
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE CENTRAL PROBLEM IS THE EXPLORATION OF IMPROVED AND EXPANDED METHODS THAT ALLOW OPTICAL CROSSBAR SWITCHES TO BE USED MORE EFFECTIVELY IN MULTIPLE SWITCH MESH NETWORKS OVER LARGE DISTANCES. THE PRIMARY RESEARCH OBJECTIVE IS TO DEVELOP NEW CONTROL METHODS FOR WIDE AREA OPTICAL NETWORK (WAON) CONFIGURATIONS USING THE TECHNIQUES OF JUST-IN-TIME SWITCHING, GLOBAL STATUS TABLES, AND OUT-OF-BAND CONTROL. THE RESEARCH PLAN INCLUDES MODEL DEVELOPMENT, EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS, PRELIMINARY NETWORK DESIGN, AND COMPARISON OF NETWORK CONFIGURATIONS IN TERMS OF PERFORMANCE MEASURES, SUCH AS SOURCE LINK EFFICIENCY AND DELAY BETWEEN THE TIME OF A CONNECTION REQUEST AND THE START OF MESSAGE TRANSFER. THE RESULTS OF THE WORK INCLUDE THE ABILITY TO EXPAND THE SIZE (NUMBER OF NODES), AND EXTENT (DISTANCE BETWEEN NODES) OF SUPERCOMPUTER NETWORKS TASKED TO SOLVE LARGE SCALE COMPUTING PROBLEMS.

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