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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Keren Bergman
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2009
  • pp: 249–271

SuperMAN: Optical-wireless integration of RPR and WiMAX

Navid Ghazisaidi, Francesco Paolucci, and Martin Maier  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 8, Issue 3, pp. 249-271 (2009)

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This paper introduces a novel fiber-wireless (FiWi) network architecture, called SuperMAN, and investigates the optical-wireless integration of a resilient packet ring (RPR) and WiMAX networks. We propose a novel hierarchical integrated scheduling algorithm that significantly improves the throughput-delay performance and triple-play quality-of-service support for fixed and mobile users. By means of extensive simulations we show in a benchmark comparison that the proposed hierarchical scheduler clearly outperforms the widely deployed weighted fair queuing (WFQ) scheduler in terms of mean aggregate throughput and mean delay as well as robustness for voice, video, and data traffic under realistic wireless channel conditions.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.4259) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, packet-switched

ToC Category:
Radio-over-Optical-Fiber Networks

Original Manuscript: November 17, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2009
Published: February 24, 2009

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Navid Ghazisaidi, Francesco Paolucci, and Martin Maier, "SuperMAN: Optical-wireless integration of RPR and WiMAX," J. Opt. Netw. 8, 249-271 (2009)

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