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Reliability issues of free-space communications systems and networks
Author(s): Heinz A. Willebrand
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Paper Abstract

Free space optics (FSO) is a high-speed point-to-point connectivity solution traditionally used in the enterprise campus networking market for building-to-building LAN connectivity. However, more recently some wire line and wireless carriers started to deploy FSO systems in their networks. The requirements on FSO system reliability, meaing both system availability and component reliability, are far more stringent in the carrier market when compared to the requirements in the enterprise market segment. This paper tries to outline some of the aspects that are important to ensure carrier class system reliability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2003
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 4940, Reliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks, (30 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.477408
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Heinz A. Willebrand, LightPointe Communications, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4940:
Reliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks

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