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Experimental Investigation of New Fronthaul Concepts for 5G

Hinrichs, Malte, Fernández del Rosal, Luz, Kottke, Christoph, Jungnickel, Volker, Freund, R. (2017) Experimental Investigation of New Fronthaul Concepts for 5G. data file. 17 Kbytes. Located at: Berlin. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The evolution to a centralized radio access network (C-RAN), where multiple base band units (BBU) are co-located to jointly serve multiple remote radio heads (RRH), results in a more efficient use of radio resources [1]. Nevertheless, it also imposes more stringent requirements on the transport network connecting the BBU pool to the RRHs, also known as fronthaul. Especially the increasing demand for higher data rates in the fronthaul challenges current solutions based on protocols like the widespread common public radio interface (CPRI). In this paper, we investigate two promising approaches to reduce the optical bandwidth utilization in the mobile fronthaul of next-generation cloud radio access networks. We experimentally analyze and compare the performance of an analog radio-over-fiber fronthaul and a new digital fronthaul. The analog system consists of four ?/4-shift DQPSK modulated sub-channels with a data rate of 2.5 Gbit/s each and originates from a custom millimeter-wave system. The digital fronthaul approach utilizes On-Off-Keying (OOK) and is based on 10 Gigabit Ethernet.

Item Type: Datasets / databases
Projects: [UNSPECIFIED] iCIRRUS
Subjects: T Technology
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunications
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunications > TK5105 Data transmission systems
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Instrumentation, Control and Embedded Systems
Depositing User: Conny Jumel
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2017 09:07 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62302 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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