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Radio Over Fiber Technologies for Mobile Communication Networks

Radio Over Fiber Technologies for Mobile Communication Networks


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Over the past decade there have been massive advances in the areas of mobile and optical fiber communications. This unique book shows you how to combine these methods to create new radio over fiber technologies that offer seamless operation and greater multimedia application potential for your current and third generation mobile communication networks.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580531481
Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/2002
Series: Artech House Universal Personal Communication Series
Pages: 462
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Hamed S. Al-Raweshidy leads a group of researchers at the Electronic Engineering Laboratory at the University of Kent, Canterbury. He holds a M.Sc. in electronic engineering from the University of Technology, Baghdad and a Ph.D. in electronic engineering from the University of Strathclyde, U.K. Shozo Komaki is a professor in the department of communications engineering at Osaka University, where he received his M.S. and Ph.D. in communications engineering.

Table of Contents

Basic Microwave Properties of Optical Links - Insertion Loss and Noise Figure Concepts. A Brief Summary. Direct-Modulated Optical Links. Optical Links of External Intensity Modulation. Heterodyning Microwave/Millimeter Wave Optical Links. Low Cost Optical Fiber Links for Remote Antenna Feeding - Introduction. Requirements for Remote Antenna Feeding Links. Comparison Between Coax and Fiber-Optic Remote Antenna Feeding Links. Laser and Photodiode Nonlinearities and Their Influence on Link Performance. Laser Diode Noise and Its Influence on Link Performance. Low Cost Fiber-Optic Links. Fiber and Multicarrier Effects. Linearization of Fiber-Optic Links. Low Cost Laser Diode Driver and Photoreceiver Design for Fiber-Optic Remote Antenna Feeding Links. Extended Low Cost Fiber-Optic Link Concepts and Applications. Sub-Carrier Optical Fiber Transmission Systems: Fiber-Optic Transmission of Microwave Signals - Fiber-Optic Transmission of Microwave 64-QAM Signals. 256-QAM Sub-Carrier Transmission Using Coding. Laser Nonlinearity Compensation for SCM Applications. Radio Over Fiber Systems for Mobile Applications - Introduction. Coverage Problems. Competing Solutions. Advantages of Radio Over Fiber. Current Technologies. Emerging Technologies. Economic Aspects. Evolution to 3G. Conclusions. Fiber-Optic Radio Networking/Radio Highway Networks/Software Radio NW - Introduction. Various Types of Radio Highway. FDMA. TDMA. CDMA. Chirp Multiple Access (CMA). WCDMA Radio Over Fiber For Mobile Microcellular Communication Networks - WCDMA Computer Simulation Model. Evaluation of the Impact of Spreading Bandwidth. Using The Simulation Approach to Investigate Handover Algorithm performance. The Feasibility of Using Similar Macrodiversity-Combining Technique in the Uplink of ROF Microcellular Systems. Theoretical and Simulation Analysis of Power Control Performance for WCDMA ROF Microcellular Systems. Radio Over Fiber: Current Applications and Future Potential; Advantages and Challenges for a Powerful Technology - ROF in the World. Market Acceptance and Competitive Analysis. Third Generation Technological Challenge. Industrial Possibility for ROF and Wireless Infrastructure Convergence. Commercial Advantages Associated With ROF. ROF Multiple Services Communication Systems - Road-to-Vehicle Communications. Wireless Local Loop Systems. Potential for Future Communication Systems. Conclusion.

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