Path Planning of Submarine Cables

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)31A_Invited conference paper (refereed items)Yespeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Zengfu Wang
  • Jun Guo
  • Elias Tahchi
  • Bill Moran

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

Conference

Title21th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks ICTON 2019
Location
PlaceFrance
CityAngers
Period9 - 13 July 2019

Abstract

Submarine optical-fiber cables are key components in the conveying of Internet data, and their failures have costly consequences. Currently, there are over a million km of such cables empowering the Internet. To carry the ever-growing Internet traffic, additional 100,000s of km of cables will be needed in the next few years. At an average cost of $28,000 per km, this entails investments of billions of dollars. In current industry practice, cable paths are planned manually by experts. This paper surveys our recent work on cable path planning algorithms, where we use several methods to plan cable paths taking account of a range of cable risk factors in addition to cable costs. Two methods, namely, the fast marching method (FMM) based and the Dijkstra’s algorithm are applied here to long-haul cable path design in a new geographical region. A specific example is given to demonstrate the benefit of the FMM-based method in terms of the better path planning solutions over the Dijkstra’s algorithm.

Research Area(s)

  • Cost effectiveness, Path planning, Seismic resilience, Submarine optical-fiber cables

Citation Format(s)

Path Planning of Submarine Cables. / Wang, Qing; Wang, Zengfu; Guo, Jun; Tahchi, Elias; Wang, Xinyu; Moran, Bill; Zukerman , Moshe.

2019. 21th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks ICTON 2019, Angers, France.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)31A_Invited conference paper (refereed items)Yespeer-review