Next Generation Wireless Communications Using Radio over Fiber

Next Generation Wireless Communications Using Radio over Fiber

Editor(s): Nathan J. Gomes, Paulo P. Monteiro, Atílio Gameiro

Published Online: 26 AUG 2012 10:17PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781119953395

Online ISBN: 9781118306017

DOI: 10.1002/9781118306017

About this Book

Taking a coherent and logical approach, this book describes the potential use of co-ordinated multipoint systems supported by radio over fiber. It covers an impressive breadth of topics, ranging from components, subsystem and system architecture, to network management and business perspectives. The authors show the importance of radio over fiber in eliminating or mitigating against the current, perceived barriers to the use of co-ordinated multipoint, and the drivers for standardisation activities in future mobile/wireless systems over the next few years.

The book brings together the system concept for centralized processing, including what is required for co-existence with legacy wireless systems, the algorithms that can be used for improving wireless bandwidth utilization at physical and MAC layers and the radio over fiber network and link design necessary to support the wireless system.  Other important research is also covered as the authors look at compensating for radio over fiber impairments and providing simple network management functions.  A study of service provision and the business case for such a future wireless system is also fully considered.

This book comes at an important time for future wireless systems with standardization of fourth generation wireless systems still ongoing. The content enables readers to make key decisions about future standardisation and their own research work. The business analysis also makes the book useful to those involved in deciding the future directions of telecoms organisations. This information will be core to their decision-making as it provides technical knowledge of the state-of-the-art but also system level assessments of what is possible in a business environment.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Background and Introduction (pages 1–16)

      Paulo P. Monteiro, Atílio Gameiro and Nathan J. Gomes

    3. Chapter 7

      Optical Transmitters for Low-Cost Broadband Transport (pages 133–158)

      Guilhem de Valicourt, Romain Brenot, Frédéric Van Dijk and Guanghua Duan

    4. Chapter 9

      Cross-Layer Resource Allocation and Scheduling (pages 191–210)

      Ilkka Harjula, Mikko Hiivala, Vinay Uday Prabhu, Dimitris Toumpakaris and Huiling Zhu

    5. Chapter 10

      Compensation of Impairments in the Radio over Fiber Infrastructure (pages 211–245)

      Atso Hekkala, Mika Lasanen, Mikko Hiivala, Luis Vieira, Nathan J. Gomes, Vincent Kotzsch and Gerhard Fettweis

    6. Chapter 11

      Radio over Fiber Network Management (pages 247–263)

      Carlos Santiago, Bodhisattwa Gangopadhyay and Artur Arsénio

    7. Chapter 13

      Business Evaluation and Perspectives (pages 291–312)

      George Agapiou, Vitor Simões Ribeiro, Angela Maria Ferro Venturi, Silmar Freire Palmeira and A. Manuel de Oliveira Duarte

    8. Chapter 14

      Summary and Conclusions (pages 313–316)

      Paulo P. Monteiro, Atílio Gameiro and Nathan J. Gomes

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