Fiber Aided Wireless Network Architecture
The authors introduce the concept of Fiber Aided Wireless Network Architecture (FAWNA), which allows high-speed mobile connectivity by leveraging the speed of optical networks. Specifically, they consider a Single-Input, Multiple-Output (SIMO) FAWNA, which consists of a SIMO wireless channel interfaced with an optical fiber channel through wireless-optical interfaces. They propose a design where the received wireless signal at each interface is sampled and quantized before being sent over the fiber. The capacity of their scheme approaches the capacity of the architecture, exponentially with fiber capacity.