Device & System Research in Millimeter Wave Fiber-Optic Link & Distributed Antenna Networks for Cellular and Personal Communitions
Final rept. Jun 1995-Dec 1998
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB
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Device and system aspect of distributed antenna systems were investigated for supporting wireless communications in an in building environment. The infrastructure is fiber based, but with the key criterion of being low cost. From the device end, VCSELs were investigated as optical sources for the fiber optic network, since these devices are being mass manufactured for fiber network applications. From the systems end, a saturated antenna architecture was investigated for bringing about highest costperformance ratio. This architecture negates the need for performing site specific planning and survey, thus greatly reducing the cost of installation of the system. The experimental, simulation and analytical approaches employed in these studies led to a solid understanding of the performance of such a network and its dependence on various parameters of the devices and systems.
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
- Radio Communications