In this study, we consider the routing and wavelength assignment problem on SONET over WDM ring networks. Our problem is the minimum ADM (add-drop multiplexer) cost problem of minimizing the number of ADM equipment instead of the minimum wavelength problem. To deal with the complexity of the problem, we create a new mathematical formulation and suggest an efficient solution method based on the branch-and-price method. We exploit the structure of the ring network to develop an efficient algorithm and show the efficiency using computer simulations.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Hardware and Architecture
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering