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Awardee:MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY, INC
Doing Business As Name:Montana State University
PD/PI:
  • Ioannis Roudas
  • (406) 994-5960
  • ioannis.roudas@montana.edu
Co-PD(s)/co-PI(s):
  • Jaroslaw M Kwapisz
Award Date:09/03/2019
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 250,002
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 250,002
  • FY 2019=$250,002
Start Date:10/01/2019
End Date:09/30/2022
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.070
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:CNS Core: Small: Collaborative research: Multi-dimensional All-Optical Networking
Federal Award ID Number:1911183
DUNS ID:625447982
Parent DUNS ID:079602596
Program:Networking Technology and Syst
Program Officer:
  • Ann Von Lehmen
  • (703) 292-4756
  • avonlehm@nsf.gov

Awardee Location

Street:309 MONTANA HALL
City:BOZEMAN
State:MT
ZIP:59717-2470
County:Bozeman
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:00

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Montana State University
Street:619 Cobleigh Hall, P.O. Box 1737
City:Bozeman
State:MT
ZIP:59717-3780
County:Bozeman
Country:US
Cong. District:00

Abstract at Time of Award

Today's Internet backbone is composed almost entirely of optical fibers. The deployment of new types of optical fibers, such as multicore or multimode optical fibers, can dramatically increase network capacity through transmission of multiple data streams over disjoint parallel spatial paths, a technique called space division multiplexing. This research project seeks to optimize the design of all-optical networks based on multicore fibers. The project's outcomes will help the academic and industrial research community in its quest for a faster, more efficient Internet, capable of supporting future information services and providing connectivity among billions of devices. The primary goal of this project is to design all-optical networks based on multicore fibers with petabit-per-second links and reconfigurable add-drop multiplexers. The project will characterize physical layer performance that represents fundamental limits on network scale. Specifically, it has the following objectives: (i) Development of a physical-layer-aware network simulation tool for the efficient computation of the end-to-end performance of various optical network topologies, taking into account the impact of transmission impairments unique to space division multiplexing; ii) Construction of an experimental testbed to study the cascadability of optical components and optical nodes in optical networks based on multicore fibers; (iii) Design of multidimensional modulation formats (super-constellations) using joint modulation of the signal quadrature components and of groups of spatial channels. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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