OSATE - Optics in Switching Architectures: Theory and Experimentation

The OSATE (Optics in Switching Architecture: Theory and Experimentation) project aims at studying and defining the role of optical technology in switching architectures. The design of these architectures for today's telecommunication networks needs to consider the limits imposed by electronic technology; in particular, it must take into account power consumption and its dissipation as well as power supply and footprint requirements. The foreseen goal is to build a switch prototype with at least 4 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.

Class National project
Status Completed (31/01/2008)
Type PRIN (Research Programmes of National Interest)
Lenght 24 months
Management Politecnico di Torino
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • Universit√† degli Studi di BOLOGNA
  • Universit√† degli Studi di PARMA
Budget 149,000 euros
Web site Project site