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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Date: 22nd November 2017
A paper was accepted for presentation at OFC 2018 (held in San Diego, 11-15 March, 2018): R. Munoz et al. "SDN-enabled Sliceable Multi-dimensional (Spectral and Spatial) Transceiver Controlled with YANG/NETCONF"