Wideband fibre-agnostic das using pluggable analogue optical modules

P. Hartmann, A. Bothwell, R. Cronin, K. Leeson, A. Loveridge, D. C. Parkinson, J. W. Ure, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, A. J. Seeds

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Abstract

We report a wideband (370 - 2500MHz) distributed antenna system (DAS) which uses pluggable analogue optical transceivers based on the industry standard small form-factor pluggable (SFP) format The use of pluggable optics has a number of advantages such as hot-swappability, upgradeability and low initial cost, which has been exploited in the digital world for several years but has not been investigated to the same extend for analogue applications. In addition to the wideband system being RF signal agnostic, the system can also operate over different types of fibre, both SMF and MMF, or coaxial cable, by simply changing the transceiver module.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event2006 International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP - Grenoble, France
Duration: 3 Oct 20066 Oct 2006

Publication series

Name2006 International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP

Conference

Conference2006 International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP
CountryFrance
CityGrenoble
Period3/10/066/10/06

Keywords

  • Antenna arrays
  • Microwave communication
  • Optical communication terminals
  • Optical fiber communication
  • Wireless LAN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Communication

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