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INSPACE

FuN
INSPACE

INSPACE proposes a novel networking approach by extending the established spectral flexibility concepts to the SDM (Space Domain Multiplexing) domain and significantly simplifying the super‐channel allocation and control mechanisms, by removing current limitations related with the wavelength continuity and fragmentation issues. The new concept utilises the benefits of the high capacity, next generation, few‐mode/multi‐core fiber infrastructures, providing also a practical short term solution, since it is directly applicable over the currently installed multi‐fibre cable links.

The realisation of INSPACE approach is enabled by the development of novel multi‐dimensional spatial‐spectral switching nodes, which are fabricated by extending the designs of the existing flexible WSS nodes, incorporating advance mode/core adapting techniques. The concept is further supported by novel processing techniques that minimise the mode/core interference as well as new network planning algorithms and control plane extensions that are enhanced with the space dimension.

Domenico Siracusa
FuN
EU FP7
02/2014 - 01/2017
Ongoing