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Initialization protocol for a burst-mode transport HFC system with delay determination by power distribution measurement
Author(s): Robert Wolters; Henry Vanhoof; Chris Botte; Chris Sierens
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Paper Abstract

An initialization protocol for a TDMA based QPSK burst-mode transportation system for use on shared medium networks such as cable TV networks is described. Cable TV networks employ the coaxial bus principle between an optical node and the client modem. Each cable modem connected to the coaxial bus needs to undergo a start-up procedure at activation to determine certain timing and physical layer related settings. The mechanism described here performs identification of a modem, power ranging and distance ranging. A unique distance ranging mechanism is employed that offers delay ranging based on distribution power measurement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3233, Broadband Networking Technologies, (6 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.290475
Show Author Affiliations
Robert Wolters, Alcatel Telecom (Netherlands)
Henry Vanhoof, Alcatel Telecom (Belgium)
Chris Botte, Alcatel Telecom (Belgium)
Chris Sierens, Alcatel Telecom (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3233:
Broadband Networking Technologies
Seyhan Civanlar; Indra Widjaja, Editor(s)

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