End-to-End Performance of Mixed RF/FSO Transmission Systems
- S. Hossein, U. Murat
- Journal of Optical Communications and Networking,
A hybrid switching node structure with light and microwave links is proposed, which is applicable to the future data relay satellite systems, aiming at the development trend of coexistence of lightlink and microwave-link in the future. An experimental system for the light and microwave hybrid switching node based on wavelength selective optical switches (WSS) and optical transceiver modules, is established. It is shown by our experiment that this hybrid switching node can realize the dynamic bandwidth allocation and wavelength routing while the bit error rate of light link is less than 10−12, which provides a method for solving the hybrid switching problem of light-link and microwave-link on the future data relay satellite systems.