Integrated flexible optical cable network operation systems for subscriber loops

Norio Kashima, Toshinao Kokubun, Masatoshi Shimizu

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The construction of optical subscriber loops and their operation systems are important for the information society of the future. The optical cable network will be changed and up-graded as the provided service evolves. This paper stresses that it is important to construct an integrated flexible operation system to cope with these network changes. We propose the integrated system using distributed platforms, a common database, and flexible application programs. The distributed platform is composed of unit platforms. We use an object-oriented database for the common database. An atomic task concept is proposed for flexible application programs. The prototype integrated operation system has been constructed using the object-oriented software technologies and the results are shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-180
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Optical Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Oct

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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