Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Computer Science

First Advisor

Jaekel, A.


Computer Science.




Bandwidth usage on the Internet is doubling every six to twelve months according to some research result. The emergence of WDM technology provides more bandwidth and cost effective solution to upgrade the speed of data transmission. The future trend in backbone network design is to gradually migrate to IP over WDM network. For this next generation optical network, there is one very important issue---design of robust networks that can survive faults. Protection is a common lower layer mechanism against common faults in optical network, such as fiber cuts. There are two protection mechanisms, dedicated path protection or shared path protection, respectively. This thesis work will concentrate on shared path protection and try to find the optimal solution for logical topology design using integer linear program.Dept. of Computer Science. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2003 .G82. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 42-02, page: 0614. Advisers: Arunita Jaekel; Subir Bandyopadhyay. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2003.