Our research extends from Optical architectures and the consolidation of Wireless networks for Next Generation PONs, to the development of MAC layer protocols and algorithms for XGPONs and converged Optical/Wireless topologies.
Recently research efforts have been directed towards System-on-Chip design on FPGAs and embedded systems for hardware-software code-design.
Currently we are partner and workpackage leader of the ACCORDANCE STREP project funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013).
ACCORDANCE investigates a new paradigm for the access network: The introduction of OFDMA into a Passive Optical Network (PON) architecture offering at the same time optical backhauling for wireless and copper-based networks.
The use of OFDMA in ACCORDANCE is intended to introduce a novel high-capacity extended-reach optical access network offering improved performance compared to evolving TDMA-PONs.