Investigation of RoF Link Noise Influence in Ubiquitous Antenna System

Minoru OKADA
Katsutoshi TSUKAMOTO

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E86-C    No.8    pp.1527-1535
Publication Date: 2003/08/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology)
ubiquitous antenna system,  radio-on-fiber,  optical link noise,  joint detection,  wireless LAN,  

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This paper focuses on the investigation of RoF link noise influence in an ubiquitous antenna system, which is composed of multiple radio base stations (RBSs) deployed over the service area, central control station (CCS) and radio-on-fiber (RoF) link that connects RBSs to the CCS. The ubiquitous antenna system is capable of receiving multiple mobile terminals simultaneously operating at the same frequency channel by making effective use of joint detection. However, in the ubiquitous antenna system, since signals are transmitted from RBSs to CCS via the RoF link, the noise generated at the RoF link, such as relative intensity noise, inter modulation distortion, optical shot noise and thermal noise, may become dominant factors degrading the performance. The performance evaluations considering optical link noise is given by computer simulations. Computer simulation results show that more than 19 dB of RoF link Eb/N0 is required for achieving sufficient performance.