Capacity Analysis and the Merging of a WDM Ring Fiber-Radio Backbone Incorporating Wavelength Interleaving with a Sectorized Antenna Interface

Christina LIM  Ampalavanapillai NIRMALATHAS  Dalma NOVAK  Rodney WATERHOUSE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E86-C   No.7   pp.1184-1190
Publication Date: 2003/07/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Recent Progress in Microwave and Millimeter-wave Photonics Technologies)
Category: Photonics for Antenna Systems
fixed wireless access,  fiber-radio access technology,  optical fiber communications,  network performance and architecture,  wavelength division multiplexing,  

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We investigate the capacity limitations of a WDM ring fiber-radio backbone incorporating wavelength interleaving where each base station drives a sectorized antenna interface. We also investigate the issues related to the merging of such networks with standard WDM infrastructures. The investigations show that re-allocating the interleaved WDM channels to fit within a 100 GHz block enables the millimeter-wave (mm-wave) fiber-radio system with sectorized antenna interfaces to integrate easily with WDM systems. The performance of a variety of channel allocations for the merged fiber-radio network is examined and simulation studies of the transmission of multiple channels are carried out. The overall network capacity of the merged mm-wave fiber-radio network is improved with the proposed channel allocation schemes.