|InnoSpace aims to revolutionize next generation fiber-wireless communication paradigms, such as 5G systems and Internet of Things, by pioneering the use of the photonic Space dimension. The present fiber-wireless landscape is characterized by radio-over-fiber distribution architectures that are static and inefficient, (with a replication of bundles of optical fibers) as well as by radiofrequency signal processing systems, such as antenna beam-steering or signal generation, which are nowadays bulky, heavy and power consuming. To overcome these limitations, we propose the application of Space-Division multiplexing to fiber-wireless scenarios where we provide “simultaneously” in a single optical fiber, a compact approach for both distribution and processing functionalities. This leads to the novel concept of “fiber distributed signal processing”.
|This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 724663