An integrated availability analysis of RoF networks uri icon


  • The emerging vehicular applications such as active safety, infotainment, interactive games, and wireless Internet access might dictate very high reliability and availability in future radio over fiber networks. This paper provides an integrated analysis of availability of the optical fiber network and the wireless network, in future radio over fiber systems. We present an integrated comparative analysis of network topologies for radio over fiber networks. In particular, we present results that compare different topologies such as multilevel rings and hybrid multilevel ring-stars in terms of availability. Protection schemes are also considered and results on the protected versions of the aforementioned topologies are also presented. © 2008 IEEE.

Publication date

  • December 1, 2008