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Dual purpose antenna for hybrid free space optics/RF communication systems

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Abadi, MM; Ghassemlooy, Z; Zvanovec, S; Smith, D; Bhatnagar, MR; Wu, Y
Published in: Journal of Lightwave Technology
July 15, 2016

The concept of hybrid free space optical/radio frequency (FSO/RF) communications has been considered for the last mile access network applications. The existing schemes mostly use two separate transceiver antennas for outdoor terrestrial links of few kilometres long. In this paper, we propose and investigate a single hybrid FSO/RF antenna that could be used in high-speed access networks. We outline the design procedures based on the concept of Cassegrain antenna, and show how the FSO transceiver is incorporated into the original design. The proposed antenna is fabricated and extensive measurements are carried out for the radiation pattern, return loss, RF signal-to-noise ratio and the FSO received power. By performing link budget analysis and the results obtained from experiments, we demonstrate the operation of proposed hybrid antenna with 1 × 3 single-input multiple-output configuration and an equal gain combining at the receiver under moderate regime turbulence regime.

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Published In

Journal of Lightwave Technology

DOI

ISSN

0733-8724

Publication Date

July 15, 2016

Volume

34

Issue

14

Start / End Page

3432 / 3439

Related Subject Headings

  • Optoelectronics & Photonics
  • 1005 Communications Technologies
  • 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • 0205 Optical Physics
 

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Abadi, M. M., Ghassemlooy, Z., Zvanovec, S., Smith, D., Bhatnagar, M. R., & Wu, Y. (2016). Dual purpose antenna for hybrid free space optics/RF communication systems. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 34(14), 3432–3439. https://doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2016.2571846
Abadi, M. M., Z. Ghassemlooy, S. Zvanovec, D. Smith, M. R. Bhatnagar, and Y. Wu. “Dual purpose antenna for hybrid free space optics/RF communication systems.” Journal of Lightwave Technology 34, no. 14 (July 15, 2016): 3432–39. https://doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2016.2571846.
Abadi MM, Ghassemlooy Z, Zvanovec S, Smith D, Bhatnagar MR, Wu Y. Dual purpose antenna for hybrid free space optics/RF communication systems. Journal of Lightwave Technology. 2016 Jul 15;34(14):3432–9.
Abadi, M. M., et al. “Dual purpose antenna for hybrid free space optics/RF communication systems.” Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 34, no. 14, July 2016, pp. 3432–39. Scopus, doi:10.1109/JLT.2016.2571846.
Abadi MM, Ghassemlooy Z, Zvanovec S, Smith D, Bhatnagar MR, Wu Y. Dual purpose antenna for hybrid free space optics/RF communication systems. Journal of Lightwave Technology. 2016 Jul 15;34(14):3432–3439.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of Lightwave Technology

DOI

ISSN

0733-8724

Publication Date

July 15, 2016

Volume

34

Issue

14

Start / End Page

3432 / 3439

Related Subject Headings

  • Optoelectronics & Photonics
  • 1005 Communications Technologies
  • 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • 0205 Optical Physics