Surveying transport technologies, this text covers emerging, optical networking technologies, essential in the development of future bandwidth-abundant and ubiquitous B-ISDN. It also introduces new concepts in both optical networks and ATM, and draws links between SDH, ATM and optical networks.
Dr. Ken-ichi Sato received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1976, 1978, and 1986 respectively. Since 1978, he has been at the forefront of research and development in optical fiber transmission technologies, and in the development of Broadband ISDN based on ATM techniques. He is currently a group leader of the Photonic Network Research Group in Optical Network Systems Laboratories at NTT. Dr. Sato has published over 70 research articles, he is a member of the the IEICE, the IEEE Communications Society, and the Advisory Board of the International Journal of Communication Systems. He received the Young Engineer Award in 1984 and the Excellent Paper Award in 1991.
Fundamentals of theTransport Network: Introduction. Hierarchical Structure of the Network. Transport Network Technology Evolution. Transmission Technologies. Synchronous Digital Hierarchy Network: Introduction. Network Node Interface. Network Element. Network Restoration Techniques with DCSs/ADMs. Asynchronous Transfer Mode Network: Principles of ATM. ATM Transport Technologies. Comparison of ATM & STM. Network Resource Management. Network Element. Photonic Transport Network: Penetration of Photonic Transport Technologies into Network. B-ISDN Services and Transport Network Requirement. Transport Technology Evolution. Optical Path Technology. WP and VWP Accommodation Design. Optical Path Cross-Connect. Optical Path Economics.