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Wirespeed security domains using optical monitoring

Objective

WISDOM is designed to develop advanced optical components necessary for photonic firewalls. This will require the development of novel optical processing modules which will be placed at the front end of the node firewall to provide the primary optical information filtering - operating at wirespeed (40Gbit/s per channel) - which includes operations such as optical packet recognition, interrogation and manipulating data streams incorporating features of parity checking, flag status, and header recognition.

Secondary processing would then be done electronically as is currently the case, but with the benefit of a reduction in the electronic processing capacity required. These photonic firewalls will operate using novel algorithms and protocols, to extract and process wirespeed security information in high capacity multi-channel (Tb/s) networks. The algorithms will combine the functionality of optical processing with secondary electronic security approaches to introduce new layers of security analysis.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

THE CENTRE FOR INTEGRATED PHOTONICS LIMITED
Address
Francis House 112 Hills Road
CB2 1PH Cambridge
United Kingdom

Participants (4)

AVANEX FRANCE SA
France
Address
Route De Villejust
91620 Nozay
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLC.
United Kingdom
Address
81 Newgate Street
EC1A 7AJ London
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS
Greece
Address
Vassilika Vouton
17671 Iraklio, Crete
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Address
Western Road
Cork