Journal article

Application of the Fast Marching Method for Path Planning of Long-haul Optical Fiber Cables With Shielding

Zengfu Wang, Qing Wang, Bill Moran, Moshe Zukerman

IEEE ACCESS | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

This paper provides a method for optimal shielding design and path planning of a long-haul optical fiber cable between two locations on the Earth's surface. The method allows minimization of the cable laying cost including material and labor and the risks of future cable break associated with laying the cable through various areas, including earthquake-prone or other risky areas. Both costs per unit length and risk of cable damage may be different at different locations. Expensive shielding may be important in certain high-risk areas and unnecessary in lower risk areas. We use ground motion intensity to estimate future cable repair rate (our measure of earthquake-related cable damage risk), ..

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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 Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities


Funding Acknowledgements

The work described in this paper was primarily supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China [Project No. CityU8/CRF/13G]. It was also supported by a grant from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) [Project No. 61503305], by the Natural Science Basic Research Plan in Shaanxi Province of China [Project No. 2018JM6025] and by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities [Project No. 3102017zy025]. A significant part of the contribution of Z. Wang to this paper was done during his service at City University of Hong Kong.