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Characterizing capital and operational tradeoffs resulting from fiber-to-the-home optical network architecture choice

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dc.contributor.advisor Richard Roth and Randolph Kirchain. en_US
dc.contributor.author Rand-Nash, Thomas en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-25T15:16:59Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-25T15:16:59Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/53222
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division; and, (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, 2009. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-128). en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the impact of relative lifecycle cost tradeoffs on technology strategy, and characterizes two factors driving these costs: population demographics, and uncertainty in component costs. The methodology developed consists of three novel components which address gaps in the current literature in the areas of large-scale network design, multi-attribute population characterization, and cost modeling. Three technologies representing near, mid, and long-term fiber-to-the-home gigabit passive optical network solutions, and seven implementation strategies are dimensioned for two significantly different population demographics, each representing large coverage regions containing millions of subscribers. The methodology is able to successfully characterize how relative network topologies changed as a function of population attributes, revealing complex cost tradeoffs between technology strategies. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Thomas Rand-Nash. en_US
dc.format.extent 128 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.subject Materials Science and Engineering. en_US
dc.title Characterizing capital and operational tradeoffs resulting from fiber-to-the-home optical network architecture choice en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 530158721 en_US


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