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Title: SDN-controlled dynamic front-haul provisioning, emulated on hardware and virtual COSMOS optical x-haul testbeds
We demonstrate SDN-controlled dynamic front-haul optical network pro visioning and modulation format adaptation, running on an emulation of the COSMOS testbed benchmarked against the COSMOS hardware testbed.
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Award ID(s):
2029295
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NSF-PAR ID:
10295019
Journal Name:
OFC radio
ISSN:
2530-6596
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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