Accession Number : ADA332373

Title :   On Assessing the Sufficiency of a Fiber Optic Distribution System for Communication Requirements

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lee, Daniel C.

PDF Url : ADA332373

Report Date : 22 DEC 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : This report is motivated by the systems engineering task to ensure in the planning stage the sufficiency of the physical cabling plant in a building for the communications required in performing the mission. This report addresses the problem of efficiently using the fibers in the physical cabling plant to connect the pairs of communication devices. This report formulates the structure of the physical cabling plant, the communication (connection) requirement, and the problem of assigning the fibers to the required physical connections. Then, this report presents the procedures of efficiently assigning the fibers to connections. The procedures also decide if the physical plant can satisfy the connection requirement. These procedures achieve optimal efficiency, so the failure of assignment indicates the lack of resources in the cabling plant.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, INSTALLATION, DATA RATE, ELECTRIC CONNECTORS, COMMUNICATIONS CENTRALS, ASYNCHRONOUS TRANSFER MODE.

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE