We discuss and propose millimeter-wave linear cell systems for signal distribution on railway radiocommunication systems between train and trackside, and a foreign object debris detection system for airport runways using the radio-over-fiber network technology. Linear cell configurations based on wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) and power-splitter-based distribution networks are discussed and demonstrated experimentally. A single-sideband modulation for data transmission in an intermediate frequency over a fiber system is successfully transmitted with an ultrafast wavelength-tunable laser diode for WDM routing to track the train car within 3 μs. Radar signal distribution by an optical double-sideband suppressed-carrier modulation mitigates the dispersion effect of the fiber cable to transmit a 32-GHz signal into the remote radar heads.
- Linear cell
- radio over fiber
- train communication network
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics