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WDM networks are increasingly gaining popularity as the backbone networks all over the world. In WDM network planning, electronic equipments like ADMs contribute heavily towards the capital expenditure of the network (Each ADM costs $50,000-$200,000). In WDM rings, determining minimum number of ADMs is NP-Hard. All the previous works have focused on Wavelength Assignment problem by keeping the routing fixed. In this paper, we suggest an integrated topology independent procedure called M3AWI (Minimum Average Minimum Weight Minimum Intersection). M3AWI is used to solve problems on four different types of routing namely, clockwise routing, Anti-clockwise routing, shortest-path routing, and hybrid routing. Our experimental results show that the combined Routing and Wavelength assignment (RWA) algorithms on an average save around 10% of the ADMs.We have also shown that the distribution of lightpaths is an important parameter to the service providers for selecting a routing policy.
System Sciences, 2006. HICSS '06. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on (Volume:2 )
Date of Conference: 04-07 Jan. 2006