Wireless and wireline service convergence in next generation optical access networks

  • Vegas Olmos, Juan José (Project Manager)
  • Tafur Monroy, Idelfonso (Contact Person)

    Project Details


    The next generation of information technology demands both high capacity and mobility for applications such as high speed wireless
    access capable of supporting broadband services. The transport of wireless and wireline signals is converging into a common
    telecommunication infrastructure. In this project, we focus on the conception and study of novel architectures for wavelength-divisionmultiplexing
    (WDM) optical multi-modulation format radio-over-fiber (RoF) systems, which is a promising solution to implement broadband
    seamless wireless-wireline access networks. One important feature of our proposed approach is versatile optical multi-modulation format
    radio-over-fiber systems with robust transmission, high spectral efficiency and high dynamic range properties, not achievable by
    conventional intensity modulated systems alone. We focus as well on conceiving access nodes designs that support converged wireless
    and wireline service delivery with energy efficiency and efficient use of a common optical fibre access infrastructure. To the best of our
    knowledge, no comprehensive theoretical and/or experimental study of the performance of these WDM RoF systems has been reported
    yet. Moreover, the stringent requirements of future communications links in terms of capacity, flexibility and multi-service support, motivate
    us to undertake a concise assessment of the ultimate achievable performance of wireline/wireless converged systems. The goal of this
    project is to theoretically and experimentally investigate the performance of multichannel, multi-modulation formats radio-over-fiber optical
    links for the transmission of wireless and wireline signals. The timely generated knowledge in this project will contribute to extend the stateof-
    the-art and to enhance European research excellence and competitiveness in developing solutions for future telecommunication
    Effective start/end date01/10/201130/09/2013


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