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Use of a Commercial Access Point Employing Spatial Diversity in a Distributed Antenna Network with Different Fiber Lengths

Assimakopoulos, Philippos, Nkansah, Anthony, Gomes, Nathan J. (2008) Use of a Commercial Access Point Employing Spatial Diversity in a Distributed Antenna Network with Different Fiber Lengths. In: IEEE Intl. Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP2008, Gold Coast, Australia. . pp. 189-192. (doi:10.1109/MWP.2008.4666668) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:15852)

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Abstract

A distributed antenna system (DAS) with two remote antenna units (RAUs) fed by a single access point (AP) using different MMF lengths is demonstrated using vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) and PIN photodiodes. Direct intensity modulation and direct detection (IM-DD) were employed in the system. The AP employs spatial diversity. Throughput measurements of the distributed IEEE802.11g signal were carried out at different locations in an office and indicated that high throughputs could be maintained even when the fiber length difference between the two RAUs was 200 m. These results are compared with throughput measurements taken when only a single port of the AP is used to drive the RAUs, that is, without making use of the spatial diversity. The results show a significant improvement in performance with spatial diversity.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/MWP.2008.4666668
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunications > TK5103.4 Broadband communication systems
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: J. Harries
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2009 10:53 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:27 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/15852 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Assimakopoulos, Philippos: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2550-1317
Gomes, Nathan J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3763-3699
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