Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Computer Science

First Advisor

Jaekel, A.


Computer Science.



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In today's environment, as the need for more bandwidth-intensive networking applications such as data browsing, video conferencing, etc. increase, so also does the need for high bandwidth-transport network facilities. Optical WDM networks show great promise in handling such high data volume problems, and it is expected that they will form the backbone of the next generation of high volume networks. Multihop networks show the most promise in that they offer the greatest flexibility of design. In this thesis we have attempted to evaluate and modify some existing optical topologies. These topologies are designed to facilitate the modification of existing network structures without significantly disturbing the overall network. They are compared to an existing topology, GEMNET, and their performance measured according to several criteria. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 40-03, page: 0727. Adviser: Arunita Jaekel. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2000.