The Resilience of WDM Networks to Probabilistic Geographical Failures

Telecommunications networks, and in particular optical WDM networks, are vulnerable to large-scale failures of their physical infrastructure, resulting from physical attacks (such as an Electromagnetic Pulse attack) or natural disasters (such as solar flares, earthquakes, and floods). Such events happen at specific geographical locations and disrupt specific parts of the network but their effects are not deterministic. Therefore, the authors provide a unified framework to model the network vulnerability when the event has a probabilistic nature, defined by an arbitrary probability density function.

Provided by: Duke University Topic: Mobility Date Added: Jan 2011 Format: PDF

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