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SDH / SONET Explained in Functional Models: Modeling the Optical Transport Network

ISBN: 978-0-470-09123-4
300 pages
September 2005
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H/SONET Explained in Functional Models represents a fresh approach to the modeling of transport network technologies. This practical guide and reference text uncovers the description of SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy), SONET (Synchronous Optical Network) and OTN (Optical Transport Network) transport networks and equipment using functional/atomic modeling techniques. It clearly explains the use of models in the ITU-T and ETSI standards, the transport networks and the transport equipment in the definition, implementation and deployment phase.
  • Pays particular attention to the SDH and OTN standards using functional/atomic modeling, as used and defined in the ITU-T (International Telecommunication Union) recommendations G.805 and G.809 and the ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) standards EN 300 417, as opposed to the formal language used in the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standard T1.105.
  • Topics of discussion range from functional modeling high level transport networks to the most detailed device functions, aided by a variety of figures and tables.
  • Shows that functional modeling is not restricted to SDH/SONET but that is can be used to describe any transport network, connection-oriented and connectionless, e.g. Ethernet and MPLS networks.
  • Written by a leading authority in the area, this is the first book dedicated to the novel approach of using functional modeling to describe SDH/SONET/OTN networks.

This volume will appeal to manufacturers, engineers and all those involved in developing and deploying SDH, SONET, OTN, Ethernet, MPLS technology.  It will be an invaluable resource for postgraduate students on network communications courses and advanced users using functional modeling.

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Table of Contents




1 Introduction.

1.1 History.

1.2 Justification.

1.3 Remarks on the concept.

1.4 Standards structure.

2 Functional modeling.

2.1 Functional architecture of transport networks.

2.2 Functional model requirements.

2.3 Functional model basic structure.

2.4 Functional model detailed structure.2

2.5 Client/server relationship.

2.6 Layer network interworking.

2.7 Linking the functional model and the information model.

2.8 Application of concepts to network topologies and structures.

3 Partitioning and layering.

3.1 Layering concept.

3.2 Partitioning concept.

3.3 Concept applications.9

4 Expansion and reduction.

4.1 Expansion of layer networks.

4.2 General principles of expansion of layers.

4.3 Reduction of detail.

5 Adaptation functions.

5.1 Generic adaptation function.

5.2 Adaptation function examples.

6 Trail termination functions.

6.1 Generic trail termination function.

6.2 Trail termination function examples.

7 Connection functions.

7.1 Generic connection function.

7.2 Connection function example.

7.3 Connection matrix examples.

8 Connection supervision.

8.1 Quality of Service.

8.2 Connection monitoring methods.

8.3 Connection monitoring applications.

9 Protection models.

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Protection.

10 Compound functional models and their decomposition.

10.1 LCAS disabled VCAT functions.

10.2 LCAS-capable VCAT functions.

10.3 VCAT network model.

10.4 S4–Xc to S4–Xc interworking function.

10.5 VCAT-CCAT interworking network model.

11 Example functional models to exercise.

11.1 Device level functional model.

11.2 Equipment detailed functional model.

11.3 Network element functional model.

11.4 Trail connection model.

11.5 Synchronization network model.

11.6 OTN network element model.

11.7 Data transport model.

11.8 Ethernet layer network model.

11.9 MPLS layer network model.




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