We present a flexible multichannel resource allocation mechanism for 60 GHz radio-over-fiber local access networks. The proposed mechanism is based on the structure of medium-transparent MAC, which is capable of allocating capacity dynamically over both optical and wireless media. A frequency band dedicated to the control channel is assigned to reduce the negative effects of the fiber delay in the high-speed 60 GHz radio-over-fiber system. Moreover, multiple channels are used to transmit data for end users according to their requirements.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 9, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 4, 2013
Published: March 1, 2013
Zhuangzhuang Xu, Hongxiang Wang, and Yuefeng Ji, "Multichannel Resource Allocation Mechanism for 60 GHz Radio-Over-Fiber Local Access Networks," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 5, 254-260 (2013)