WiGEE: A hybrid optical/wireless gigabit WLAN

Tao Chen, Hagen Woesner, Yabin Ye, Imrich Chlamtac

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In this paper we propose a novel architecture integrating a fiber optic infrastructure with 60 GHz wireless transmission, capable of delivering a data rate up to 1 Gbps per cell in indoor environment. The system uses a hybrid WDM/TDM PON as the fixed infrastructure and the 60 GHz radio to provide the end user access and mobility. A centralized medium access control mechanism derived from IEEE 802.3ah is adopted for efficient channel access and bandwidth allocation. The use of standard components and the dynamic bandwidth allocation across wireless cells makes the system a strong candidate for future gigabit wireless LANs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, Proceedings, GLOBECOM 2007
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-1042-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event50th Annual IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2007 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 26 Nov 200730 Nov 2007


Conference50th Annual IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, DC


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