This paper demonstrates a low cost, wireless-over-fibre system using Photonic Active Integrated Antennas implemented with packaged optical devices. The packaged devices are characterized in terms of input impedance and link gain is measured in a simple wireless-over-fibre link. The design of both local and remote modules for use in a WLAN distributed antenna system is then described. Finally, the system is tested using a live access point and 317m of installed fibre and a system link budget is calculated. Results show that a maximum range of 10.5m can be obtained at 2.5Mbps data rate.
|Translated title of the contribution||A modular wireless-over-fibre (WoF) system using photonic active integrated antennas (PhAIAs)|
|Journal||International Journal of Microwave and Optical Technology|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2010|