Design and Performance Evaluation of Passive Optical Networks
Tutor / directorCervelló Pastor, Cristina
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
Currently, new housing developments in many places around the world are built with fiber-based connections to the home, and network providers are conducting field-testing and experiments with fiber access. In order to provide a worthy alternative to the existing infrastructures, the new technology should be, among other things, cost-efficient, broad-banded, and easy to maintain and deploy. It must also support all existing services as well as offer new required services. These services include voice, data, and video/television-broadcast traffic. In this project we will carry out exploration of some of the aspects of the QoS bandwidth allocation in the 802.3ah EPON architecture and the GPON architecture in a multimedia environment. Several general traffic types will be defined, that would represent real traffic in the network, each with its own QoS requirements (bandwidth, delay, etc.). Sometimes we will use real traffic (voice, video, data). Moreover, another goal of this project is to provide an operating and configuration reference tool-like manual facilitating the functional and performance analysis of this kind of networks. This tool-like manual will include step-by-step the way to discover the behaviour of these networks. Due to the required extension of this document, the manual has been included in Annex C.