Identification of common physical impairments and the appropriate monitoring and compensation strategies.
Identification of existing monitoring and compensation technologies and requirements.
Development of monitoring schemes and dissemination of monitoring information to critical control components in the network.
Development of advanced control mechanisms for network elements, transmitter drivers and receivers.
Development of cost effective electronic compensators.
Development of pre-equalization schemes possibly integrated with transmitters.
Development of the appropriate tools in order to study the performance of the proposed monitoring and compensation techniques.