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Title: The design of Radio-over-Fibre (RoF) and Free Space Optics (RoFSO) systems for the indoor and outdoor building networks
Author: Al-Musawi, Hassan
ISNI:       0000 0004 6499 4550
Awarding Body: Northumbria University
Current Institution: Northumbria University
Date of Award: 2017
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The 4th generation- long term evolution (4G-LTE) mobile technology is widely adopted that offer both higher capacity and efficient bandwidth usage at a global level. However, considering that in cellular networks the major data traffic mostly occurs indoor, providing high quality can be a daunting task. 4G-LTE provides strong support for both outdoor and indoor coverage by adopting enhanced NodeB (eNB) and home eNB (HeNB), respectively. This research work presents (i) a single-mode filtering technique (SMFT) as a simple design, low cost scheme to degrade the dispersion behaviour of the hybrid radio over the multi-mode fibre (MMF) and free space optics (RoMMF-FSO); (ii) the hybrid radio-over-fibre and radio-over-FSO (RoF-FSO) system as a solution to extend the indoor coverage of 4G-LTE; and (iii) the use of perfluorinated graded-index polymer-optical fibre (PF-GI-POF) for in-building networks. The results show that SMFT may increase RoMMF-FSO bandwidth by 2 GHz and enhance the error vector magnitude (EVM) performance by 4%. The proposed system was also made to experience weak turbulence and thick fog for transmission of 67.2 Mbps 16-QAM 4G-LTE. A design for the residential gateway is proposed as the interface between the 1550 and 850 nm wavelengths. The 100 m of PF-GI-POF is adopted as in-building network with 4G-LTE being transmitted over the proposed hybrid radio-over-POF and FSO (RoPOF-FSO) link under the thick fog condition. The proposed system can transmit 4G-LTE at a data rate of up to 33.6 Mbps and 100.8 Mbps, with the latter encountering a power penalty of ~8 dB to compensate for the induced fog loss. Furthermore, the successful transmission of 60 Mbps at 2.6 GHz was reported to have achieved the EVM of 3.5% and BER 10-5 for 300 m of PF-GI-POF.
Supervisor: Ng, Wai Pang ; Ghassemlooy, Zabih Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering