This paper presents a report on experimental set up and results for a hybrid free space optics (FSO)/radio frequency (RF) dual purpose antenna for outdoor applications. The basic design of the antenna is discussed and we present two sets of early experimental results for the signal to noise ratio (SNR) and the Q-factor for the RF and FSO simplex link at the far-field distance of RF antenna, respectively. Over a link span of 15 m the measured SNR and the Q-factor are 45.68 dB and 15.69, respectively, demonstrating the functioning transmission capability of the hybrid FSO/RF link employing the proposed antenna.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Mar 2014|
|Event||2013 2nd International Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications, IWOW 2013 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom|
Duration: 21 Oct 2013 → 21 Oct 2013
|Conference||2013 2nd International Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications, IWOW 2013|
|City||Newcastle Upon Tyne|
|Period||21/10/13 → 21/10/13|