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Single Radio-over-Fiber Link and RF Chain-based 60GHz Multi-beam Transmission

Habib, Usman, Steeg, Matthias, Stohr, Andreas, Gomes, Nathan J. (2019) Single Radio-over-Fiber Link and RF Chain-based 60GHz Multi-beam Transmission. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 37 (9). pp. 1974-1980. ISSN 0733-8724. (doi:10.1109/JLT.2019.2896778) (KAR id:72444)


An efficient multi-user transmission scheme at 60 GHz using a single-feed Leaky Wave Antenna (LWA) and hence requiring only a single Radio-over-Fiber link and single RF chain is presented. A Subcarrier Multiplexed (SCM) signal carrying the different users' data is transported over 2.2km of optical fiber and then upconverted to the 60 GHz band for transmission to multiple spatially separated users through the beam steering characteristics of the LWA. An overall sum data rate, the combined rate from all users, of 10.6 Gb/s using 16-QAM modulation serving 10 users over a transmission bandwidth of 3.05 GHz or 20 users with QPSK over 6.1 GHz span, is achieved experimentally. The theoretical sum data rates for 6.1 GHz bandwidth for different numbers of users are calculated, considering the SNR degradation due to the angularly dispersed LWA beam, showing that data rates over 30 Gb/s can be obtained. Finally, a system design that improves coverage and spectrum efficiency through operating multiple LWAs with a single RF chain is demonstrated.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/JLT.2019.2896778
Uncontrolled keywords: Radio-over-Fiber (RoF), Subcarrier Multiple Access (SCMA), Spatial Division Multiple Access (SDMA), Leaky Wave Antenna (LWA)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: U. Habib
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2019 09:39 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 03:50 UTC
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Habib, Usman.

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