Projects in optical networks


Our Research in Next-generation Access Networks has been funded  nationally as well as the European commission: Successful projects have  helped establish our expertise and generate research outcomes in  colourless PON architectures and hybrid TDM/WDM routing and more  recently in OFDMA-PONs and the backhauling of LTE networks.

Layer 2 work  has generated significant outcomes in dynamic MAC protocols and  algorithms for long-reach TDMA and OFDMA PONs with wavelength band  overlay.

Funded Projects

EU FP4 STREP PLANET, PHOTONIC LOCAL ACCESS NETWORK PROJECT (PLANET), General Assembly member, WorkPackage2 (WP2) “Redundancy and dual homing on large-splitting PON“, leader, 1996 – 1999

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EU FP6 COST Action 291, “Towards Digital Optical Networks”, Management Committee member, WG3 Unified control plane, network resilience and service security, June 2004 - June 2008.  Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM):   Yuval Shachaf, “CWDM for colourless PONs” University Polytechnic Catalonia (UPC) Spain, 22 Oct 2007 - 09 Nov 2007

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Nuffield Foundation UK, Early Researcher Programme, NAL/01144/G, “Hybrid Subcarrier/Code Multiplexed Optical Access Networks”, May 2005 - June 2007

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EU FP7 NoE BONE, WP23 Joint Activity (JA) leader “Converged MAC algorithms for unified optical wireless functionality”, June 2008 - June 2011

Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM):   Milos Milosavljevic, “WiMAX interoperability over PONs”, UCL, London 15 Feb. 2010 - 26 Feb 2010

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EU FP7 STREP ACCORDANCE, General Assembly member, WorkPackage4 (WP4) leader, Task 5.1, 5.3, 4.1, 4.3 leader, Jan 2010 - Jun 2012  Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM):   Ali Gliwan, “ACCORDANCE MAC Protocol; transmission modes and frame formatting” Athens Information technology (AIT) Greece, 5 Jul 2010 - 16 Jul 2010

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Joint FP7 ACCORDANCE/OASE Workshop, collocated with BROADNETs 2010, Athens, 25-26 Oct 2010

Joint SARDANA/ACCORDANCE Workshop, collocated with the FTTH Council Europe 2011, Milan, 7-9 Feb 2011

“Next Generation Optical Access Networks”, collocated with the Future Networks & Mobile Summit 2011, Warsaw, Poland, 15-17 Jun 2011

“Optical-Wireless Integrated Technology for Systems and Networks” collocated with the IEEE International Conference on Communications 2013, Budapest, 9-13 Jun 2013