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60GHz Radio-Over-Fiber Networks: Optical-Wireless Convergence Through Medium-Transparent MAC Protocols

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Executive Summary

The authors present for the first time to their knowledge a saturation throughput performance analysis for a Medium-Transparent MAC protocol for 60GHz Radio-over-fiber network. The theoretically obtained results are found to be in good agreement with simulation-based evaluation outcomes, confirming that the proposed MAC can offer successful arbitration over both optical and wireless capacity media. 60 GHz Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) networks have progressed into a promising paradigm for converging broadband wireless and optical networks. In this paper, they present for the first time an analytical model for evaluating the saturation throughput performance of the Medium-Transparent MAC (MT-MAC) protocol originally proposed by the authors.

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