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A radio-over-fiber (RoF) wireless picocellular system adapted to form an array of substantially non-overlapping individual picocells by operating adjacent picocells at different frequencies is operated to form one or more combined picocells. The combined picocells are formed from two or more neighboring picocells by the central head-end station operating neighboring picocells at a common frequency. Communication between the central head-end station and a client device residing within a combined picocell is enhanced by the availability of two or more transponder antenna systems. Thus, enhanced communication techniques such as antenna diversity, phased-array antenna networks and multiple-input/multiple-output (MIMO) methods can be implemented to provide the system with enhanced performance capability. These techniques are preferably implemented at the central head-end station to avoid having to make substantial changes to the wireless picocellular system infrastructure.

Title
Radio-over-fiber (RoF) wireless picocellular system with combined picocells
Application Number
11/529174
Publication Number
7848654 (B2)
Application Date
September 28, 2006
Publication Date
December 7, 2010
Inventor
Jack Winters
Middletown
NJ, US
Aravind Chamarti
Painted Post
NY, US
Martyn N Easton
Lenoir
NC, US
Richard S Vodhanel
Red Bank
NJ, US
Michael Sauer
Corning
NY, US
Agent
C Keith Montgomery
Assignee
Corning Cable Systems
NC, US
IPC
H04B 10/00
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