INCREASING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN OCDMA NETWORK VIA DISTRIBUTED POWER CONTROL
Keywords:optical code division multiplexing access, distributed power control algorithm
In this work, we investigate the utilization of transmission power control as mechanism to increase the energy efficiency in optical code division multiplexing access (OCDMA) networks. We have modeled the energy efficiency considering the optical fiber transmission and network infrastructure as encoders, decoders and star coupler. In the analyzed scenario, this model confirms that the energy consumption of the network infrastructure is larger than the energy consumption of the transmission infrastructure; On the other hand, we have proposed a scheme to define the energy efficiency according to the BER level accomplished with the quality of service (QoS) requirements. The main results showed that it is possible to save 70% of the transmitted energy per bit with the penalty of one order of magnitude of BER.
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