8-12 July 2013
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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A 40 Gbps Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) Optical Network for Data Transmission for MeerKAT

Presented by Mr. Hamed KOUROUMA on 10 Jul 2013 from 17:40 to 18:40
Type: Poster Presentation
Session: Poster2
Track: Track F - Applied Physics

Abstract

The MeerKAT telescope, as a precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), is expected to have 64 dish antennas, each delivering data rates up to 40Gbps. This paper reviews the optical wavelength division multiplexing technique (WDM) and how the method can be used to drive the 40Gbps links required for each of the MeerKAT dish antennas. We report on a 8x5Gbps WDM optical system simulated under VPIphotonics, which led to bit-error-rates (BER) estimations for each channel that met the telecommunications target of BER < 10-9 at an optical receiver sensitivity around -22dBm for all 8 WDM channels considered. The results obtained show error free transmission for the 8 channels considered in the system. This demonstrates that the presented WDM setup could successfully be implemented for the optical data transport network of the MeerKAT telescope.

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Level

PhD

Supervisor

Prof Tim Gibbon, Email: tim.gibbon@nmmu.ac.za Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

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