Report on demo of the blueSPACE NFV MANO platform for SDM networks at ECOC 218

Report on demo of the blueSPACE NFV MANO platform for SDM networks at ECOC 218

The first live demonstration of the blueSPACE NFV MANO platform for SDM networks was shown at ECOC 2018 on 25th of September 2018 at demo session TuDS.2 from 12:30 to 17:00. It was very successful and many attendees from the industry and academy came to the booth to know more details. The demonstration was carried out by CTTC and Nextworks.

Report on joint cross-pollination workshop on Optical Technologies for 5G at PSC2018

Report on joint cross-pollination workshop on Optical Technologies for 5G at PSC2018

The 2nd phase 5G PPP projects blueSPACE, 5G PHOS, 5G-PICTURE and Metro-Haul jointly organized a workshop and cross-pollination meeting on Optical Fronthaul and Backhaul Technologies for 5G Networks in connection with the IEEE Conference on Photonics in Switching and Computing 2018. The full programme of the cross-pollination workshop, including the speakers’ presentations for download is found below.

Programme for the joint workshop at PSC2018 announced

Programme for the joint workshop at PSC2018 announced

blueSPACE has teamed up with three other 5G PPP 2nd phase projects (Metro-Haul, 5G-PICTURE and 5G PHOS) to organize a cross-pollination meeting focusing on 'Optical Fronthaul and Backhaul Technologies for 5G Networks'. The workshop will be co-located with IEEE PSC 2018 conference in Limassol, Cyprus and will take place on 18th September 2018.

The programme of the workshop has now been announced and can be found at the conference website, can be downloaded as pdf and is listed below.

Report on the blueSPACE workshop at IEEE BMSB 2018 at UPV, Valencia in June 2018

In the framework of IEEE BMSB 2018, eight different workshops were organized by 5G-PPP phase 2 projects. The projects involved in the workshops were: 5G-Xcast, IoRL, 5G-Transformer, 5G-CORAL, 5G-Ex, NGPaas, 5G MEDIA, 5GCAR and blueSPACE. The blueSPACE workshop was co-organized by UPV and chaired by Simon Rommel and Diego Perez Galacho. Four different works were presented within the workshop, three of them based on blueSPACE concepts and results and one based on results of 5G PPP second phase project 5G PHOS.

blueSPACE publication in the Journal of Lightwave Technology (JLT)

Title: Remote Optical Powering using Fiber Optics in Hazardous Environments

Authors: Juan Dayron López-Cardona, Carmen Vázquez, David Sánchez Montero, Pedro Contreras Lallana

Abstract: Potential niches for Power-over-Fiber (PoF) technique can be found in hazardous areas that require controlling unauthorized access to risk areas and integration of multiple sensors, in scenarios avoiding electromagnetic interference, and the presence of ignition factors. This paper develops a PoF system that provides galvanic isolation between two ends of a fiber to remotely power a proximity sensor as a proof of concept of the proposed technology. We analyze scalability issues for remotely powering multiple sensors in a specific application for hazardous environment. The maximum number of remote sensors that can be optically powered and the limiting factors are also studied; considering different types of multimode optical fibers, span lengths and wavelengths. We finally address the fiber mode field diameter effect as a factor that limits the maximum power to be injected into the fiber. This analysis shows the advantages of using Step-index versus Graded-index fibers.

Published in: Journal of Lightwave Technology, Volume 36 Issue 3, 1st Feb. 2018

DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2017.2776399

Date: 22nd November 2017

Publisher: IEEE/OSA