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Design and Performance Evaluation of Protected Super-PON Access Networks Using a Dedicated Protection Ring Architecture

Santos, J. ; Pedro, J. M. ; Monteiro, P. ; Pires, J. J. O.

Design and Performance Evaluation of Protected Super-PON Access Networks Using a Dedicated Protection Ring Architecture, Proc SEE Workshop on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks - DRCN, La Rochelle, France, Vol. 1, pp. 7 - 10, October, 2007.

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Abstract
This paper describes and tests the feasibility of a
protected super Ethernet passive optical network (Super-EPON).
The architecture of the Super-EPON is based on a two-fiber ring
that provides protection to the feeder section of the supported E-
PONs. The performance evaluation of the network is measured
by simulating the behavior of dynamic bandwidth allocation
(DBA) algorithms with quality of service (QoS) support in the
upstream traffic management. The results are examined in terms
of mean packet delay, mean bit rate per optical network unit
(ONU), time-slot occupation efficiency, data packet loss, and
overhead due to Ethernet headers and multi-point control
protocol (MPCP) messages.