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Hybrid fixed optical and wireless network modeling and simulation in support of training, testing, and range instrumentation
Author(s): Joseph Dorleus; Ralph Holweck; Zhi Ren; Hongbin Li; Hong-Liang Cui; John Medina
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Paper Abstract

In recent years, range digitization efforts have been undertaken to upgrade the strategic telecommunication infrastructure of training and testing ranges. The goal is to provide the necessary communication bandwidth and state-of-the-art technology to support the ever increasing demands in high-speed transmission of multimedia range instrumentation data in real time. Meanwhile, recent years have also witnessed a tremendous growth of research and development in wireless communications and networking. To complement the aforementioned range digitization efforts, while fully benefiting from recent technological advancements in wireless communications, there is a need to develop broadband wireless networks for seamless integration with existing "hard-wire" range communication networks. In this paper, we consider the modeling and simulation of a hybrid wireless/optical network for range communications using OPNET. The hybrid network consists of WLAN-based broadband wireless networks and a SONET-based infrastructure network. We discuss several relevant issues, such as wireless extension of a SONET network and WLAN access point node modeling. Simulation results and wireless link performance analysis (e.g., throughput and delay) are presented for the proposed hybrid network for range communications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6354, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications IV, 635433 (2 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.688470
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Joseph Dorleus, U.S. Army PEO STRI (United States)
Ralph Holweck, U.S. Army PEO STRI (United States)
Zhi Ren, L.C. Pegasus Corp. (United States)
Hongbin Li, L.C. Pegasus Corp. (United States)
Hong-Liang Cui, L.C. Pegasus Corp. (United States)
John Medina, WSMR (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6354:
Network Architectures, Management, and Applications IV
Yong Hyub Won; Gee-Kung Chang; Ken-ichi Sato; Jian Wu, Editor(s)

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