Optimizing free space optics for city-wide wireless networks

Ahmed M. Mahdy, Jitender S. Deogun

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Abstract

Recent advances in wireless communications have paved the road to the development of revolutionary city-wide wireless networks that provide a virtual wireless cloud covering large metro areas. City-Wide wireless networks offer unmatched options to different community sectors including local government, industry, business, people, and education. However, realizing the benefits and advantages of such a remarkable infrastructure is not straightforward. Extendibility and security limitations present a bottleneck for unrestricted growth of such networks. The future of city-wide wireless networks is in doubt unless these limitations are addressed and solutions are sought. In this paper, we propose free space optical systems as a cost effective backbone that can meet the requirements of future city-wide wireless networks. We study the deployment of free space optics and address major challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Networking, ICN'07
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages66
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0769528058, 9780769528052
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event6th International Conference on Networking, ICN'07 - Sainte-Luce, Martinique, France
Duration: Apr 22 2007Apr 28 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Networking, ICN'07

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Networking, ICN'07
CountryFrance
CitySainte-Luce, Martinique
Period4/22/074/28/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Mahdy, A. M., & Deogun, J. S. (2007). Optimizing free space optics for city-wide wireless networks. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Networking, ICN'07 (pp. 66). [4196259] (Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Networking, ICN'07). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICN.2007.66