Journal article

Terrain constrained path planning for long-haul cables

Zengfu Wang, Qing Wang, Bill Moran, Moshe Zukerman

OPTICS EXPRESS | OPTICAL SOC AMER | Published : 2019

Abstract

A method for path planning for a long-haul submarine optical fiber cable connecting two locations on the surface of the Earth is presented. Previous work on path planning takes account of the laying cost of the cable including material, labor, and its survivability, with consideration of risk of future cable break arising from laying of the cable in sensitive and risky areas, such as, in particular, earthquake prone areas. Previous work has also taken account of variation in the cost per unit length to optimize shielding (and associated increased costs) in higher risk areas. The key novelty here is to take account of the important requirement to reduce the likelihood of capsize of a remotely..

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Grants

Awarded by Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)


Awarded by Natural Science Basic Research Plan in Shaanxi Province of China


Awarded by City University of Hong Kong


Awarded by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities


Funding Acknowledgements

Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (CityU8/CRF/13G); National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (61503305); Natural Science Basic Research Plan in Shaanxi Province of China (2018JM6025); Grant from City University of Hong Kong (9610396); Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (3102017zy025).