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Optical peRformanCe monitoring enabling dynamic networks using a Holistic cross-layEr, Self-configurable Truly flexible appRoAch

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 645360

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2015

  • End date

    31 January 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 620 831,25

  • EU contribution

    € 2 620 331

Coordinated by:

INSTITOUTO TECHNOLOGIAS YPOLOGISTONKAI EKDOSEON DIOFANTOS

Greece

Objective

An optical network, like any system, has to be observable before it can become controllable and be subject to optimization, and this is the first capability ORCHESTRA introduces. ORCHESTRA’s high observability relies on information provided by the coherent transceivers that are extended, almost for free, to operate as software defined multi-impairment optical performance monitors (soft-OPM). Information from multiple soft-OPMs are correlated using network kriging and statistical estimation methods to infer information for unmonitored or un-established paths, effectively support alien wavelength, and localize QoT problems and failures.
High rate optical transmission with coherent detection promises to address the continuous growth of Internet traffic. However, the current control and monitoring (C&M) infrastructure is absolutely not adequate to support this growth. In ORCHESTRA, a new C&M architecture that exploits the monitoring and reconfigurability capabilities of enhanced tubable transceivers will be designed, implemented and validated. The network is viewed as a continuously running process that perceives current conditions, decides, and acts on those conditions. ORCHESTRA’s advanced cross-layer optimization procedures will be implemented within a new specifically designed library module, called DEPLOY. A new dynamic and hierarchical C&M infrastructure will be then created to interconnect the multiple soft-OPMs and the proposed virtual and real C&M entities running the DEPLOY algorithms. At the top of the hierarchical infrastructure, a novel OAM Handler prototype will be implemented, as part of the SDN-based ABNO architecture. The proposed C&M infrastructure will be enriched with active-control functionalities, closing the control loop, and enabling the network to be truly dynamic and self-optimized.
The ORCHESTRA solutions are planned to be industrialized, given the expected improvements in service level validations, CAPEX, energy consumption and OPEX.

Coordinator

INSTITOUTO TECHNOLOGIAS YPOLOGISTONKAI EKDOSEON DIOFANTOS

Address

N Kazantzaki Odos
26504 Patras

Greece

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 391 750

Participants (5)

TELECOM ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 339 500

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 515 075

NOKIA BELL LABS FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 770 256

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 337 500

NEXTWORKS

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 266 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 645360

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2015

  • End date

    31 January 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 620 831,25

  • EU contribution

    € 2 620 331

Coordinated by:

INSTITOUTO TECHNOLOGIAS YPOLOGISTONKAI EKDOSEON DIOFANTOS

Greece