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PIEMAN

Project ID: 026807
Gefördert unter

Photonic Integrated Extended Metro and Access Network

Von 2006-01-01 bis 2009-06-30, Abgeschlossenes Projekt | PIEMAN Website

Projektdetails

Gesamtkosten:

EUR 3 868 098,80

EU-Beitrag:

EUR 2 200 000

Koordiniert in:

United Kingdom

Aufruf zur Vorschlagseinreichung:

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

Finanzierungsprogramm:

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Description

Photonic Integrated Extended Metro and Access Network

Main Objectives:

The technical objectives of the PIEMAN project are to build a radically new photonic (all-optical) communication system which will allow individual customers to directly access bandwidths at up to 10 Gbit/s upstream and downstream.  At the same time it will integrate access and metro into one system, thereby greatly simplifying the network architecture and so significantly reducing the cost to deliver future broadband services to all residential and SME customers.
In the state-of-the-art the access and metro portions of the network are provided by separate systems.  As bandwidths grow this traditional approach of separate access and metro networks will become prohibitively expensive:-
* from a capex viewpoint due to the large number of network elements and interfaces to interconnect them and
* from an opex viewpoint due to network design complexity, large number of network elements, large footprint and high electrical power consumption.
PIEMAN therefore proposes a new generation of photonic communication system which integrates access and metro into one system.  In order to achieve this for European national geographies requires a reach of ~100 km from the customer to the major service node.  There will typically be ~100 major service nodes in a typical European network.  The ~100 km reach is to enable full coverage and the option of dual parenting for resilience.  To deploy point-to-point fibre from each customer to the service node up to ~100 km away would be prohibitively expensive.  PIEMAN will therefore use multi-wavelength, high split passive optical networks (PONs) to make efficient use of fibre.  The first generations of PONs are now standardised and commercially available.  The most advanced of these (GPON and GE-PON) typically offer 2.4 Gbit/s downstream and 1.2 km upstream, shared between 32 customers (via passive optical splitters and a TDMA protocol), over a reach of up to 20km.  PIEMAN will perform physical layer research aimed at a new generation of PON with features totally beyond the capability of today’s PONs:-
* Bandwidth per customer of 10 Gbit/s downstream and 10 Gbit/s upstream
* Each 10 Gbit/s wavelength is shared by up to 512 customers
* Significant use of DWDM to provide further fibre efficiency – up to 32 wavelengths each carrying 10 Gbit/s.  The project will therefore take a hybrid WDM/TDMA approach
* All-optical reach of 100 km using optical amplifiers.  No use of optical-electrical-optical conversions at intermediate locations.
While the PIEMAN architecture will support fibre-to-the-premises it will also as evolutionary steps be capable of feeding hybrid architectures such as fibre-to-the-cabinet.  The focus of the PIEMAN project will be in the physical layer where some major challenges lie.  Higher layer and MAC protocols will be studied in parallel within complementary IST project MUSE.

Technical Approach

The PIEMAN project is structured in four technical workpackages (WPs) corresponding to different key technical challenges and solutions.  An additional workpackage is dedicated to project management.

* WP1 “Architecture and overall system design”  will set, review and maintain the overall technical direction of the project.  It will also deal with dissemination of results via standardization, publication and conferences.

*  WP2 “10 Gbit/s PON optoelectronics” focuses on the major challenge of achieving upstream burst mode operation of a PON at 10 Gbit/s with amplified reach of 100km.

* WP3. “Tunable ONU”  will investigate a wavelength tunable 10 Gbit/s transmitter capable of achieving access cost targets when manufactured in volume.

 

Ziel

PIEMAN will perform ambitious physical layer research into a future broadband optical access system with capability well beyond what is achievable today. The objective is a 100 km reach photonic network which will integrate access and metro into one system, whereas today access and metro are provided by separate systems. PIEMAN will therefore greatly simplify network architectures and so reduce costs. The PIEMAN system will be an evolution from today's passive optical networks and will offer multiple wavelengths each carrying 10 Gbit/s upstream and downstream. The upstream direction is especially challenging at 10 Gbit/s: a factor of ten faster than any passive optical network to date. The system will be all-optical between the user and the service node ~100 km distant. Radical new techniques will be studied to allow cost-effective, tunable wavelength 10 Gbit/s transmitters in the customer premises.

Kontaktangaben des Koordinators

Russell Davey, (Project Coordinator)
Tel.: +44 1473 644759
Fax: +44 1473 646128
E-Mail-Adresse

Koordinator

BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
United Kingdom

EU-Beitrag: EUR 340 684


Newgate street 81
EC1A 7AJ LONDON
United Kingdom
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Russell Davey
Tel.: +44 1473 644759
Fax: +44 1473 646128
E-Mail-Adresse

Teilnehmer

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium

EU-Beitrag: EUR 565 000


KAPELDREEF 75
3001 LEUVEN
Belgium
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Jan Vandewege
Tel.: +32-9-264 3340
Fax: +32-9-262 35 93
E-Mail-Adresse
NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS GMBH &CO KG
Germany

EU-Beitrag: EUR 136 871


WERINHERSTRASSE 91
81541 MUNCHEN
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Harald Rohde
Tel.: +49-89-63646560
Fax: +49-89-63651115
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Teilnahme ist beendet
Germany

EU-Beitrag: EUR 0


WERNER-VON-SIEMENS-STR. 1
80333 MUNCHEN
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Harald Rohde
Tel.: +49-89-63646560
Fax: +49-89-63651115
E-Mail-Adresse
ALCATEL-LUCENT DEUTSCHLAND AG
Germany

EU-Beitrag: EUR 136 545


LORENZSTRASSE 10
70435 STUTTGART
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Thomas Pfeiffer
Tel.: +4971182132260
Fax: +4971182132457
E-Mail-Adresse
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland

EU-Beitrag: EUR 402 600


WESTERN ROAD
T12 YN60 Cork
Ireland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Paul Townsend
Tel.: 00353 214904857
Fax: 00353 214904880
E-Mail-Adresse
THE CENTRE FOR INTEGRATED PHOTONICS LIMITED
United Kingdom

EU-Beitrag: EUR 618 300


B55 ADASTRAL PARK, MARTLESHAM HEATH
IP5 3RE IPSWICH, SUFFOLK
United Kingdom
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Kontaktangaben: David Smith
Tel.: +44 1473 663251
Fax: +44 1473 663295
E-Mail-Adresse
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