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Design of Low-Cost Multimode Fiber Fed Indoor Wireless Networks

Das, Anjali, Nkansah, Anthony, Gomes, Nathan J., Garcia Zuazola, Ignacio Julio, Batchelor, John C., Wake, David (2006) Design of Low-Cost Multimode Fiber Fed Indoor Wireless Networks. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 54 (8). pp. 3426-3432. ISSN 0018-9480. (doi:10.1109/TMTT.2006.877835)

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Abstract

A low-cost option for transporting global system for mobile communication, Universal Mobile Telecommunication System and wideband local area network (WLAN) signals using multimode fiber (MMF) with 850-nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) is investigated through range predictions from a link budget analysis. These predictions are experimentally verified for WLAN signal transmission in an office environment, using a commercial access point and a 300-m (OM1/OM2) MMF link with low-cost 850-nm VCSEL transmitters. The analysis indicates that good performance and signal coverage is possible with optimum design of indoor fiber-fed wireless systems, even when using such inexpensive components.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/TMTT.2006.877835
Uncontrolled keywords: Distributed antenna systems (DASs); Multimode fiber (MMF); Radio-over-fiber; vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs); Wireless local area networks (WLANs)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: John Batchelor
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:14 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 11:48 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/432 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Batchelor, John C.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5139-5765
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