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