Unified digital networking for wireless and optical access

Project description

Wireless and wired access are traditionally developed on two separate backbone infrastructures with minimal interaction which leads to inefficient operation with high maintenance and upgrade cost in the long run. This project aims to provide cost-effective solutions to unify the backbone infrastructure for both services. An innovative approach based on digitisation of wireless channels and using high performance and bandwidth digital optical transceivers will be investigated which improves the system performance and overcomes impairments inherent to analog optical links. Key outcomes of the project will lay a foundation for future broadband wireless and wired network integration.

Project team

Leader: Christina Lim

Staff: Yizhuo Yang, Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas

Collaborators: Woo-Young Choi (Yonsei University, Korea)

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