Attack-aware optical networks planning: A cost analysis
2011 (English)In: 13th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, 2011. ICTON'11., IEEE , 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
Transparent optical networks (TONs) based on Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) are the only viable future-proof solution for supporting rapidly growing traffic demands. In TONs, optical signals are propagated transparently between edge nodes without any O/E/O conversion. In this way, it is possible to reduce cost and energy consumption in the network, as well as obtain transparency to signal bit rates, modulation formats and protocols. However, the absence of O/E/O conversion makes it easier for erroneous signals to propagate through the network and affect existing traffic. This can be utilized to realize attacks exploiting the physical-layer characteristics of network elements. An example of such attacks is high-power jamming, where a high-powered signal is injected in the network aiming to deteriorate the signal quality on other, legitimate optical channels (referred to as lightpaths), as described in  and .
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2011.
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-62583DOI: 10.1109/ICTON.2011.5970924ISBN: 978-1-4577-0881-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-62583DiVA: diva2:480612
13th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, 2011. ICTON'11.
ProjectsSAFE“Security in All-Optical Networks” project funded by VINNOVA
FunderICT - The Next Generation
QC 201604282012-01-192012-01-192016-04-28Bibliographically approved