TRON: The Toolkit for Routing in Optical Networks

Ghassen Ben Brahim, Bilal Khan, Abdella Battou, Mohsen Guizani, Ghulam Chaudhry

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The Toolkit for Routing in Optical Networks (TRON) is a freely available library developed to facilitate research experiments on OSPF-based routing protocols for optical networks. Currently, TRON supports the LightWave-OSPF routing protocol, which is our adaptation of the optical extensions to OSPF proposed in the internet drafts of Kompella et al. and Wang et al.. TRON is implemented in C++ using the Component Architecture for Simulating Network Objects (CASiNO). TRON software can be used in either simulation or emulation mode. In this paper, we describe LightWave-OSPF and the architecture of the TRON software.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Global Telecommunicatins Conference GLOBECOM'01 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Nov 25 2001Nov 29 2001


ConferenceIEEE Global Telecommunicatins Conference GLOBECOM'01
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX


  • OSPF
  • Optical Access
  • Optical routing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Global and Planetary Change


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