Hybrid Fiber Radio Networks: New concepts and technologies
Tutor / director / evaluatorSantos Blanco, M. Concepción
Document typeMaster thesis (pre-Bologna period)
Rights accessOpen Access
To study the main trends which drive the merging of fiber and wireless technologies in access networks. As the hybrid radio networks constitute a new and emerging field of knowledge it is difficult to get a clear picture of their main building blocks and basic technologies and concepts. Due to the lack of reference texts with a basic entry level, in this PFC we aim at carrying out a thorough study of the related literature in order to establish a clear classification of systems and techniques, to clarify the basic terms and to study the specific transmission characteristics of hybrid radio links, both from a point to point as well as from a networks management perspective. • Steaming from the above, the main physical effects and phenomena around optical and wireless technologies will be reviewed and the basic analytical as well as computer and simulation tools will be presented along with some simulation examples showing relevant fiber-radio transmission effects and techniques. • The main driver will be to help newcomers to the field to get a fast understanding of the basic related ideas and analysis techniques for hybrid fiber-radio networks. • In this regard the key building blocks to implement the HFR's networks will be identified. These should include underlying concepts such as working frequencies, general structure for the coexistence of wireless and fiber technologies, the network components and topologies proposed, as well as the hybrid link's features, characterizing parameters and main impairments that degrade the quality of transmission.