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Project ID: 027638
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Transparent Ring Interconnection Using Multiwavelngth PHotonic switches

From 2006-03-01 to 2009-03-31, closed project | TRIUMPH Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 3 388 770,60

EU contribution:

EUR 2 749 123,79

Coordinated in:

Germany

Call for proposal:

FP6-2004-IST-4See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Description

Transparent Ring Interconnection Using Multi-wavelength Photonic switches

Main Objectives:

This project proposes the development of network architectures and system solutions that will facilitate future broadband access networks. The effort will focus on Transparent Ring Interconnection using multi-wavelength photonic switches with the aim to increase the network functionality and capacity. The proposed scenario refers to a high capacity networks with transparent connectivity between core/regional-metro rings supporting data rates up to 160Gbit/s and metro-access rings supporting up to 40Gbit/s. The required functionality in such architecture will be provided through an optical switching node located at the interconnection points between rings. The design and development of this node will be the focus of the project with the aim to provide a cost effective solution that can transparently offer inter-domain connectivity. This solution will also support functionalities currently unavailable in the optical layer. Our approach will offer transparent optical grooming/aggregation and multi-wavelength 2R optical regeneration. This transparency will enable a variety of data rates, protocols and formats that are present in the metro and access network environments and are associated with the requirements of new and emerging services and applications that are rapidly becoming available to the end-users.
Technical Approach :

The work described above is planned to be performed within the framework of 6 different workpackages that are closely linked. One additional workpackage was dedicated to project management.
* WP2: One of the main objectives of this workpackage is to define the network architecture that the project will focus on. It will also provide the network and system level requirements and specifications. Comparative studies among various technology options together with value analysis studies and benchmarking will be also performed.
* WP3: The main activity of this workpackage is the development of a fully functional optical switching node for CWDM operation that includes the design, the implementation and the performance evaluation of the optical switching node at data rates between 10 Gbit/s and 160 Gbit/s.
* WP4: This workpackage focuses on the design, fabrication and characterization of devices suitable for 2R multi-wavelength regeneration. The technologies that will be used are active involving quantum-dot semiconductor optical amplifiers and passive involving highly nonlinear fibers.
* WP5: This workpackage will focus on the development of linear and nonlinear optical modules
* suitable to perform transparent grooming and aggregation involving also bit-rate adaptation. These modules will offer mapping of WDM channels to OTDM signals and vice versa.
* WP6: This workpackage will concentrate on the demonstration of the developed sub-systems in a network environment based on a lab testbed, consisting of optical nodes and emulated transmission impairments as well as in a demo together with a commercially available system.
* WP7: This work package will focus on drawing a manufacturability plan for the commercialization of the TRIUMPH platform. It will generate intellectual property and disseminate the project results.

Objective

This consortium proposes the development of network architectures and systemsolutions suitable for future broadband networks. The main objective is to provideTransparent Ring Interconnection Using Multi-wavelength PHotonic switches andprocessing to significantly increase the network functionality and capacity. Theproposed scenario refers to a high capacity network with transparent connectivitybetween core/regional-metro rings supporting up to 160Gb/s and metro-access ringssupporting up to 40Gbit/s. The required functionality in such architecture will beprovided through an optical switching node located at the interconnection pointsbetween rings. The design and development of this node will be the focus of theproject with the aim to provide a cost effective solution that can transparentlyoffer interdomain connectivity. This solution apart from transparent opticalswitching will support functionalities currently unavailable in the optical layer.Our breakthrough approach will offer transparent optical grooming/aggregation andmulti-wavelength optical regeneration. This transparency enables a variety of rates,protocols and formats that are present in the metro and access network environmentsand are associated with the requirements of new and emerging services andapplications that are rapidly becoming available to the end users. This will beperformed using novel passive and active optical technologies offering reduced costable to replace existing complicated and expensive equipment. These technologieswill be developed and deployed in the system context by the project consortium thathas a unique combination and complementarity of the required technical expertise andknow how. The functionality and performance of the optical switching node will bedemonstrated through a network lab trial in which it will be used to interconnecttwo collector and one core-metro rings.

Coordinator

Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 0


Engesserstr. 5
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Administrative contact: Juerg Leuthold
Tel.: +49-721-608-2480
Fax: +49-721-608-9097
E-mail

Participants

UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE)
Participation ended
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 458 680


KAISERSTRASSE 12
76131 KARLSRUHE
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Juerg Leuthold
Tel.: +49-721-6082481
Fax: +49-721-6089097
E-mail
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 452 500


STRASSE DES 17. JUNI 135
10623 BERLIN
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Dieter Bimberg
Tel.: +493031422783
Fax: +493031422569
E-mail
ETAIREIA EREVNAS KAI EPIMORFOSIS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 338 251,19


19.5 CHM MARKOPOULO
19002 PAIANIA ATHINA
Greece
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Ioannis Tomkos
Tel.: +30 210 6682771
Fax: +30 210 6682703
E-mail
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland

EU contribution: EUR 393 496


WESTERN ROAD
CORK
Ireland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Andrew Ellis
Tel.: +353214904858
Fax: +353214904058
OPTIUM ISRAEL LTD
Israel

EU contribution: EUR 205 875


BERGMAN 2
76124 REHOVOT
Israel
Activity type:
Administrative contact: Sagie Tsadka
Tel.: 97289470770
Fax: 97289470771
E-mail
SIEMENS, S.A.
Participation ended
Portugal

EU contribution: EUR 0


RUA IRMAOS SIEMENS 1
2720-093 AMADORA
Portugal
Activity type:
Administrative contact: Paulo Monteiro
Tel.: +351 963131566
Fax: +351214242082
E-mail
NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS PORTUGAL SA
Portugal

EU contribution: EUR 123 958


RUA IRMAOS SIEMENS 1 - 1A
2720-093 LISBOA
Portugal
Activity type:
Administrative contact: Paulo Monteiro
Tel.: +351 963131566
Fax: +351214242082
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 272 000


WIVENHOE PARK
CO4 3SQ COLCHESTER
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Dimitra Simeonidou
Tel.: +441296873496
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 504 363,60


HIGHFIELD
SO17 1BJ SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Periklis Petropoulos
Tel.: +442380593141
Fax: +442380593142
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