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In this paper, we address the problem of survivable traffic grooming and regenerator placement in optical WDM networks with impairment constraints. The working connections are protected end to end by provisioning bandwidth along a sequence of lightpaths through a dedicated connection-level protection scheme. An auxiliary-graph-based approach is proposed to address the placement of regenerators and grooming equipment for both working and dedicated backup connections in the network with the goal of minimizing the total equipment cost. Simulation results show that the proposed algorithm outperforms a lightpath-level protection algorithm, in which each lightpath is protected separately. We also show the effect of different cost models on equipment placement and evaluate the performance for networks with different line rates.
Date of Conference: 5-9 June 2011