Shared path protection under the risk of high power jamming
2014 (English)In: 2014 19th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications, NOC 2014, 2014, 23-28 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Transparent optical networks are sensitive to high-power jamming which can degrade legitimate user signals via out-of-band effects in optical fibers and amplifiers, and in-band crosstalk in optical switches. Jamming signals can be inserted in the network either deliberately as an attack, with the intention to deteriorate service, or accidentally, due to component miscon-figuration. This type of attack/failure can potentially propagate through the network causing high data and revenue losses, requiring tailored survivability approaches which take these harmful effects into consideration. Namely, conventional network survivability approaches which protect transmission in case of component faults might not provide adequate protection from jamming since the working and backup paths of a connection may both be within reach of the same jamming signal, even if they are link/node disjoint. Previously, we proposed the concept of an Attack Group (AG) of an all-optical connection (referred to as a lightpath), comprised of all other lightpaths which potentially can affect it in case they carry a high-power jamming signal. Furthermore, we developed a jamming attack-aware dedicated path protection algorithm which establishes AG-disjoint working and backup paths for each connection. Herein, we extend this work by proposing an approach for Jamming-Aware Shared Path Protection (JA-SPP) to achieve survivability in the presence of jamming signals in a more resource-efficient way. We formulate the JA-SPP problem as an Integer Linear Problem (ILP) to obtain optimal solutions for smaller network instances. Comparison with standard SPP for single component faults (without jamming-awareness) shows that JA-SPP obtains solutions which offer protection from high-power jamming, in addition to single component faults, while using the same amount of resources (in terms of link and wavelength usage) as the standard SPP.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. 23-28 p.
transparent optical networks, high-power jamming, attack-awareness, Routing and Wavelength Assignment (RWA), shared path protection, survivability, Attack Groups
Communication Systems Telecommunications
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-157417DOI: 10.1109/NOC.2014.6996822ISI: 000358745500005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84921324624ISBN: 9781479938728OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-157417DiVA: diva2:769964
2014 19th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications, NOC 2014; Milano; Italy; 4 June 2014 through 6 June 2014
QC 201504012014-12-092014-12-092015-08-27Bibliographically approved