SDN based Lightpath Lifecycle Management for Open Disaggregated Transport Networks
The Optical Networking Industry now aims to move into a disaggregated transport network use case, so that operators can reduce operation costs and deploy open solutions for management and control of such networks. SDN controllers based on Open Daylight TransportPCE and OpenROADM Models.
In this internship, a student will deploy such a testbed integrated with LKN's in-house network planner and then conduct measurements to provide first insights into Online Optical Network Planinng
Joint Planning of Optical and Satellite QKD networks
This research internship looks at Quanktum Key Distribution exchange in a wide area pan-European network. Different architectures, routing and spectrum allocation methods need to be considered, keeping in mind both technological and economic constraints of such a combined deployment.
This work is helpful for Optical Networking as well as satellite network providers in order to provide secure data transmissions over large region multi-national governmental organizations, banks and security agencies.
Lightpath Lifecycle Management using TransportPCE and OpenROADM
OpenROADM Multi-Source Agreement is the current open-source standard for data-models in open disaggregated optical line systems. These data-models enable optical network operators and software integrators to use open-source SDN controllers to discover, control and configure optical line systems.
One such controller is the openDayLight TransportPCE which provides southbound RESTCONF APIs to configure the emulated/real devices.
The goal of this working student position is to develop and setup a test bed with emulated OpenROADM based simulator devices and conenct them to TransportPCE SDN controller. The SDN controller shall be further interfaced with an in-house network planning and orchestration engine to facilitate online configuration of lightpaths.