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System considerations related to the overlay of fibre supported mm-wave radio systems on optical access networks

Attard, JC; Mitchell, JE; Lane, PM; O'Reilly, JJ; (2001) System considerations related to the overlay of fibre supported mm-wave radio systems on optical access networks. In: Lord, A and Faulkner, DW and Smith, DW, (eds.) LONG-HAUL AND ACCESS NETWORKS, OPTICAL METRO AND WDM. (pp. 233 - 240). I O S PRESS

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Abstract

Recently standards have become available for an asynchronous transfer mode passive optical network targeted at the access network. This should increase the coverage and enable evolution towards newer generations of optical access networks which utilise wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) and optical networking techniques to dynamically allocate capacity to where it is instantaneously required. This last feature Is expected to be very important in future fourth generation wireless networks. Concurrently research on fibre supported mm-wave radio systems (FSMS) has concentrated on developing appropriate mm-wave generation techniques, improving device performance and moulding together the system concepts. The case therefore exists to combine the transparency and simplicity of an FSMS with the coverage and flexibility of a WDM passive optical access network (PON) and the dynamic adaptability and mobility requirements of fourth generation systems. We address this in this paper, outlining the main system considerations related to the overlay of FSMS supporting fourth generation mobile systems on future access networks.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:System considerations related to the overlay of fibre supported mm-wave radio systems on optical access networks
Event:European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications
Location:ADASTRAL PK, ENGLAND
Dates:2001-06-26 - 2001-06-29
ISBN:1-58603-187-2
Keywords:CHROMATIC-DISPERSION, TRANSMISSION
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Engineering Science Faculty Office

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