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Design and performance of hybrid FSO/RF architecture for next-generation broadband wireless access networks
Author(s): Ajaz Sana; Hasan Erkan; Samir Ahmed; Mohammed A. Ali
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Paper Abstract

This paper proposes a novel Ethernet-based wired/wireless broadband access networking architecture that utilizes the existing wired trunk feeder fiber of typical PON infrastructure along with a hybrid FSO/RF reliable wireless connectivity to the end-users. By combining the benefits of both FSO and RF technologies, the proposed integrated networking solution can provide a downstream bandwidth of up to 2.5 Gbps per wavelength and 99.999% availability at a range of 1 km in all weather conditions [2]. All the previous work on hybrid FSO/RF was based on point to point, our proposed architecture is unique in the sense of providing point to multipoint access to end users and bringing all wired/wireless network in to single network, which is transparent to the users.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6390, Broadband Access Communication Technologies, 63900A (2 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.686519
Show Author Affiliations
Ajaz Sana, City Univ. of New York (United States)
Hasan Erkan, City Univ. of New York (United States)
Samir Ahmed, City Univ. of New York (United States)
Mohammed A. Ali, City Univ. of New York (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6390:
Broadband Access Communication Technologies
Raj Jain; Benjamin B. Dingel; Shozo Komaki; Shlomo Ovadia, Editor(s)

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