Objectives of the ORCHESTRA project

  1. Develop an advanced DSP-based physical-layer multi-impairment monitoring algorithm suite.
  2. Develop a holistic approach to Quality of Transmission (QoT) determination in all network lightpaths using information from distributed software-defined optical performance monitors (soft-OPMs) and advanced correlation algorithms.
  3. Develop a hierarchical control and monitoring infrastructure providing active and passive monitoring capabilities and rapid network function.
  4. Develop dynamic optimization procedures for fault management and network re-optimization.
  5. Lower the barriers of resource sharing among operators domains through the efficient monitoring of alien lightpaths and accurate physical layer SLAs.
  6. Demonstrate dynamic and highly efficient flexible network operation enabled by software defined optical performance monitoring.