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Radio Optical Network Simulation Tool (RONST)

Yasmine I. Abdelhak1,2, Fady Kamel3, Moustafa Hafez2, Hussein E. Kotb4,5, Haitham A. Omran5, Tawfik Ismail6,7,*, Hassan Mostafa2,3
1 Department of Electronics and Communications, Faculty of Engineering, Mansoura University, Dakahlia, 35516, Egypt
2 Nanotechnology and Nanoelectronics Program, Zewail City of Science and Technology, Giza, 12578, Egypt
3 Department of Electronics and Communications, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Giza, 12613, Egypt
4 Department of Electronics and Communications, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 11566, Egypt
5 Laboratory of Micro Optics, Faculty of Information Engineering and Technology, German University in Cairo, 11835, Cairo, Egypt
6 National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences, Cairo University, Giza, 12613, Egypt
7 Wireless Intelligent Networks Center (WINC), Nile University, Giza, 12677, Egypt
* Corresponding Author: Tawfik Ismail. Email:

Computers, Materials & Continua 2022, 71(2), 3685-3702.

Received 09 August 2021; Accepted 19 October 2021; Issue published 07 December 2021


This paper presents a radio optical network simulation tool (RONST) for modeling optical-wireless systems. For a typical optical and electrical chain environment, performance should be optimized concurrently before system implementation. As a result, simulating such systems turns out to be a multidisciplinary problem. The governing equations are incompatible with co-simulation in the traditional environments of existing software (SW) packages. The ultra-wideband (UWB) technology is an ideal candidate for providing high-speed short-range access for wireless services. The limited wireless reach of this technology is a significant limitation. A feasible solution to the problem of extending UWB signals is to transmit these signals to end-users via optical fibers. This concept implies the need for the establishment of a dependable environment for studying such systems. Therefore, the essential novelty of the proposed SW is that it provides designers, engineers, and researchers with a dependable simulation framework that can accurately and efficiently predict and/or optimize the behavior of such systems in a single optical-electronic simulation package. Furthermore, it is supported by a strong mathematical foundation with integrated algorithms to achieve broad flexibility and low computational cost. To validate the proposed tool, RONST was deployed on an ultra-wideband over fiber (UWBoF) system. The bit error rate (BER) has been calculated over a UWBoF system, and there is good agreement between the experimental and simulated results.


Optical-wireless systems; mathematical modelling techniques; opto-electronic software tools; ultra-wide band over fiber systems (UWBoF)

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Y. I. Abdelhak, F. Kamel, M. Hafez, H. E. Kotb, H. A. Omran et al., "Radio optical network simulation tool (ronst)," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 71, no.2, pp. 3685–3702, 2022.

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