On the design and optimization of a free space optical access network

@article{Son2014OnTD,
  title={On the design and optimization of a free space optical access network},
  author={In Keun Son and Shiwen Mao and Sajal K. Das},
  journal={Optical Switching and Networking},
  year={2014},
  volume={11},
  pages={29-43}
}
Although having high potential for broadband wireless access, wireless mesh networks are known to suffer from throughput and fairness problems, and are thus hard to scale to large size. To this end, hierarchical architectures provide a solution to this scalability problem. In this paper, we address the problem of design and optimization of a tiered wireless access network that exploits free space optical (FSO) communications. The lower tier consists of mesh routers that are clustered based on… CONTINUE READING