Two PhD students are working to address the challenges listed above.
PhD student 1: Robbert van der Linden, M.Sc.
Robbert focusses his work on creating dynamically reconfigurable FTTH-based passive optical networks. The networks should be configured as such that they provide users with capacity where and whenever necessary utilizing the time and wavelength domain. He defines, analyzes, designs and realizes novel concepts for routing the bandwidth to users with adaptive optical control mechanism. Novel techniques to achieve flexible but high capacity transmission are also be explored.
PhD student 2: Federico Forni, M.Sc.
Federico focusses his work on creating dynamically reconfigurable optical home area networks or Fiber-in-the-Home. The home networks use thick-core polymer or plastic optical fibers. He defines, analyzes, designs and realizes novel concepts for multi-gigabit-per-second bi-directional transmission and routing of wired/wireless signals to fixed/wireless terminals in a cost-effective way in order to optimize the overall home network performance.
The PhD students are working in close collaboration with
Project leader: Dr. Eduward Tangdiongga
Group leader: Prof. Ton Koonen
The project is also made possible by in-cash and in-kind contributions of the following partners:
Results coming from this project will be explored by the user committee which is currently formed by TNO, HSLnet and Attema. The user committee is still open for new members willing to bring their expertise in FlexCom.