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Performance assessment of a 2 Gb/s hybrid optical-wireless access network

Mohammad, Abu Bakar and R. Q., Shaddad (2010) Performance assessment of a 2 Gb/s hybrid optical-wireless access network. In: 2010 International Conference on Photonics, ICP2010, 5-7 July 2010, Langkawi, Kedah.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICP.2010.5604382


The hybrid optical-wireless access network (HOWAN) is a promising architecture for future access networks. It is an optimal combination of an optical backhaul and a wireless front-end for an efficient access network. The HOWAN is proposed that can provide blanket coverage of broadband and flexible connection for end-users. In this paper, the HOWAN architecture is designed based on a WDM / TDM PON at the optical backhaul and a WiFi technology at the wireless front-end. We report performance analysis in terms of the bit-error-rate (BER), eye diagram, and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the HOWAN system. It is accommodating an 8 wavelength channels × 32 optical access network / wireless access points (ONU / APs). Our simulations successfully demonstrate that downstream and upstream of 2 Gb/s can be achieved at optical backhaul for each wavelength channel, within a total distance 20 km and at a data rate of 54 Mb/s per ONU / APs along a 100 m outdoor wireless link.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hybrid Optical-Wireless Access Network (HOWAN), Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), Passive Optical Network (PON), Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM), wireless access point
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:27939
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:29 Aug 2012 04:56
Last Modified:07 Feb 2017 06:47

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