CAPEX-Aware Design of Survivable DWDM Mesh Networks
This paper reviews the basic architecture and component costs of opaque, transparent, and semi-transparent DWDM networks and looks at the network design problem from a Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) point of view. Given are a fiber topology and a demand matrix with different bit rates. Required is the least-cost optical equipment for that topology together with the routing and potential muxponder-based aggregation of all demands such that they can be supported by the newly designed network. The paper looks at the problem for networks without resilience requirements and for survivable networks using 1+1 protection against single fiber cuts. The paper models this problem for the three types of optical networks by Integer Linear Programs (ILPs) in a canonical way.