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Application for GPON Frame Analysis

Department of Telecommunication, Brno University of Technology, Technicka 12, 616 00 Brno, Czech Republic
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Electronics 2019, 8(6), 700;
Received: 20 April 2019 / Revised: 13 June 2019 / Accepted: 17 June 2019 / Published: 21 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optical Communications and Networks)
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This article presents a design of a database model used to gather and analyze data frames transmitted over gigabit passive optical network (GPON) in the downstream direction. An issue with this kind of system is the difficulty in analyzing a transmission on the optical part which is caused by the difference among devices using Ethernet frames technology and passive optical network technology with usage gigabit encapsulation method. In this article, a principle of the downstream direction is described. Next, the design of the database model for the analysis of transmitted data is discussed. Based on the design and implementation of the database, a script capable of processing data gathered by a programmable network card is proposed. The script for physical layer operation, admission, and maintenance (PLOAM) messages analysis is written in the Python programming language. View Full-Text
Keywords: GPON; ONU activation process; PLOAM messages; Python; SQL database GPON; ONU activation process; PLOAM messages; Python; SQL database

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Holik, M.; Horvath, T.; Oujezsky, V. Application for GPON Frame Analysis. Electronics 2019, 8, 700.

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