On the MAC protocols for radio over fiber indoor networks

BL Dang, RR Venkatesha Prasad, IGMM Niemegeers

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    Radio over Fiber (RoF) techniques have been long recognized as the promising solution for indoor networking at millimeter-wave bands. We discuss the possbile deployment scenarios of an RoF network for indoor environment. In this paper, we try to find the answer to the question as to which Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol is suitable for an RoF network. To substantiate our claims, performance analysis of two popular MAC protocols employing R0F - IEEE 802.11 representing the distributed control protocol family - is presented. We show that RoF techniques canb e applied to both protocols. We also show that the centralized control is an appropiate candidate fro RoF networks. This study is expected to contribute to the speedy deployment of RoF for indoor network deployment.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Title of host publicationHUT-ICCE 2006: First international conference on communications and electronics
    EditorsQuoc Trung Nguyen, Kazuo Tanaka, Hyukjae Lee, Huu Thanh Nguyen
    Place of PublicationHanoi
    PublisherHanoi University of Technology
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)1424405696
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventConferentie, Hanoi, Vietnam - Hanoi
    Duration: 10 Oct 200611 Oct 2006

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    PublisherHanoi University of Technology


    ConferenceConferentie, Hanoi, Vietnam


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