This monograph is concerned with network restoration problems to ensure telecommunication network survivability. More precisely, the author studies the problems of determining minimum cost link capacities in order to satisfy a given set of requirements, that is the network synthesis problem, restoration of which is a special application. In this monograph, the author illustrates the role that combinatorial optimization techniques can play in the solutions of various classes of synthesis problem encountered in telecommunication planning. The author presents a literature review, mathematical formulations, and a complexity analysis. Lower bounds, and exact solutions for some classes of this problem are provided. Furthermore, she develops a tabu search heuristic for finding good approximate solutions for real size instances. The monograph also provides an introduction to SDH/SONET telecommunication networks and to various survivability techniques. Audience: The book will be of interest to researchers and professionals working in mathematics, operations research, and engineering economics, particularly when related to the telecommunications industry.
'This book will be useful to individuals studying network properties. For its analysis of the network and thorough references, this book should hold an important place on the bookshelves of telecommunication researchers.' Mathematical Reviews, 2001
Series: Combinatorial Optimization
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 3rd December 2010
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0
Weight (kg): 0.355