Abstract

Home networks (HNs) will play a crucial role in achieving broadband service delivery and enabling the future Internet. Optical wireless (OW) is a promising technology for realizing this vision. This paper presents the main results of a roadmapping effort undertaken within the project ICT-OMEGA concerning the potential of OW HNs. Using the framework of the analytic hierarchy process, five different optical home networking scenarios are identified and ranked. Within this framework, the importance of several economic, social and performance criteria is also evaluated. The obtained results are justified taking into account the technical particularities of each architecture. A sensitivity analysis is also performed to further elaborate on the results.

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R. Gaudino, D. Cardenas, M. Bellec, B. Charbonnier, N. Evanno, P. Guignard, S. Meyer, A. Pizzinat, I. Mollers, and D. Jager, "Perspective in next-generation home networks: Toward optical solutions?," IEEE Commun. Mag. 48, (2), 39‒47 (2010).
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2009 (2)

I. Mollers, D. Jager, R. Gaudino, A. Nocivelli, H. Kragl, O. Ziemann, N. Weber, T. Koonen, C. Lezzi, A. Bluschke, and S. Randel, "Plastic optical fiber technology for reliable home networking: Overview and results of the EU project pof-all," IEEE Commun. Mag. 47, (8), 58‒68 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Ntogari, T. Kamalakis, and T. Sphicopoulos, "Performance analysis of space time block coding techniques for indoor optical wireless systems," IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 27, 1545‒1552 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (2)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2007 (3)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

C. W. Chang, C. R. Wu, C. T. Lin, and H. C. Chen, "An application of AHP and sensitivity analysis for selecting the best slicing machine," Comput. Ind. Eng. 52, 296‒307 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (4)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Y. Lee and K. A. Kozar, "Investigating the effect of website quality on e-business success: An analytic hierarchy process (AHP) approach," Decision Support Sys. 42, 1383‒1401 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. T. S. Chan, H. K. Chan, H. C. W. Lau, and R. W. L. Ip, "An AHP approach in benchmarking logistics performance of the postal industry," Benchmarking: An International Journal 13, 636‒66 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

2004 (2)

M. Kwiesielewicz and E. V. Uden, "Inconsistent and contradictory judgments in pairwise comparison method in the AHP," Comput. Oper. Res. 31, 713‒719 (2004).
[CrossRef]

B. T. Olsen and K. Stordahl, "Models for forecasting cost evolution of components and technologies," Telektronikk 4, 138‒148 (2004).

2003 (2)

T. L. Saaty, "Decision-making with the AHP: Why is the principal eigenvector necessary," Eur. J. Oper. Res. 145, 85‒91 (2003).
[CrossRef]

T. Komine and M. Nakagawa, "Integrated system of white LED visible-light communication and power-line communication," IEEE Trans. Consum. Electron. 49, 71‒79 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001 (3)

M. C. Y. Tam and V. M. R. Tummala, "An application of the AHP in vendor selection of a telecommunications system," Omega 29, 171‒182 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Y. Tam and V. M. R. Tummala, "An application of the AHP in vendor selection of a telecommunications system," Omega 29, 171‒182 (2001).
[CrossRef]

D. H. Byun, "The AHP approach for selecting an automobile purchase model," Inf. Manage. 38, 289‒297 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

P. R. Drake, "Using the analytic hierarchy process in engineering education," Int. J. Eng. Educ. 14, 191‒196 (1998).

1995 (1)

J. M. Kahn, W. J. Krause, and J. B. Carruthers, "Experimental characterization of non-directed indoor infrared channels," IEEE Trans. Commun. 43, 1613‒1623 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1984 (1)

T. L. Saaty and L. G. Vargas, "Inconsistency and rank preservation," J. Math. Psychol. 28, 205‒214 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Baudais, J. Y.

A. Maiga, J. Y. Baudais, and J. F. Hélard, "Very high bit rate power line communications for home networks," IEEE Int. Symp. on Power Line Communications and Its Applications, 2009, Dresden, Germany.

Bellec, M.

R. Gaudino, D. Cardenas, M. Bellec, B. Charbonnier, N. Evanno, P. Guignard, S. Meyer, A. Pizzinat, I. Mollers, and D. Jager, "Perspective in next-generation home networks: Toward optical solutions?," IEEE Commun. Mag. 48, (2), 39‒47 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. P. Javaudin, M. Bellec, P. Jaffré, A. Foglar, O. Hoffmann, and O. Isson, "Inter-MAC concept for gigabit home networks," presented at the IEEE 20th Int. Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2009, Tokyo, Japan.

Bhushan, N.

N. Bhushan and K. Rai, Strategic Decision Making: Applying the Analytic Hierarchy Process, Springer, 2004.

Bluschke, A.

I. Mollers, D. Jager, R. Gaudino, A. Nocivelli, H. Kragl, O. Ziemann, N. Weber, T. Koonen, C. Lezzi, A. Bluschke, and S. Randel, "Plastic optical fiber technology for reliable home networking: Overview and results of the EU project pof-all," IEEE Commun. Mag. 47, (8), 58‒68 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bouchet, O.

H. Le Minh, D. O’Brien, G. Faulkner, O. Bouchet, M. Wolf, and L. J. Grobe, "A 1.25-Gb/s indoor cellular optical wireless communications demonstrator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1598‒1600 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Byun, D. H.

D. H. Byun, "The AHP approach for selecting an automobile purchase model," Inf. Manage. 38, 289‒297 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Cardenas, D.

R. Gaudino, D. Cardenas, M. Bellec, B. Charbonnier, N. Evanno, P. Guignard, S. Meyer, A. Pizzinat, I. Mollers, and D. Jager, "Perspective in next-generation home networks: Toward optical solutions?," IEEE Commun. Mag. 48, (2), 39‒47 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Carruthers, J. B.

J. M. Kahn, W. J. Krause, and J. B. Carruthers, "Experimental characterization of non-directed indoor infrared channels," IEEE Trans. Commun. 43, 1613‒1623 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Chan, F. T. S.

F. T. S. Chan, H. K. Chan, H. C. W. Lau, and R. W. L. Ip, "An AHP approach in benchmarking logistics performance of the postal industry," Benchmarking: An International Journal 13, 636‒66 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chan, H. K.

F. T. S. Chan, H. K. Chan, H. C. W. Lau, and R. W. L. Ip, "An AHP approach in benchmarking logistics performance of the postal industry," Benchmarking: An International Journal 13, 636‒66 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chang, C. W.

C. W. Chang, C. R. Wu, C. T. Lin, and H. C. Chen, "An application of AHP and sensitivity analysis for selecting the best slicing machine," Comput. Ind. Eng. 52, 296‒307 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Charbonnier, B.

R. Gaudino, D. Cardenas, M. Bellec, B. Charbonnier, N. Evanno, P. Guignard, S. Meyer, A. Pizzinat, I. Mollers, and D. Jager, "Perspective in next-generation home networks: Toward optical solutions?," IEEE Commun. Mag. 48, (2), 39‒47 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Chen, H. C.

C. W. Chang, C. R. Wu, C. T. Lin, and H. C. Chen, "An application of AHP and sensitivity analysis for selecting the best slicing machine," Comput. Ind. Eng. 52, 296‒307 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Dede, G.

G. Dede, D. Varoutas, T. Kamalakis, R. G. Fuentetaja, and J. P. Javaudin, "Evaluation of technological and socio-economic issues affecting the deployment of home networks: Evidence from the ICT-OMEGA project," Netnomics: Econ. Res. Electron. Netw. 11, 281‒200 (2010).

Drake, P. R.

P. R. Drake, "Using the analytic hierarchy process in engineering education," Int. J. Eng. Educ. 14, 191‒196 (1998).

Evanno, N.

R. Gaudino, D. Cardenas, M. Bellec, B. Charbonnier, N. Evanno, P. Guignard, S. Meyer, A. Pizzinat, I. Mollers, and D. Jager, "Perspective in next-generation home networks: Toward optical solutions?," IEEE Commun. Mag. 48, (2), 39‒47 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Faulkner, G.

H. Le Minh, D. O’Brien, G. Faulkner, O. Bouchet, M. Wolf, and L. J. Grobe, "A 1.25-Gb/s indoor cellular optical wireless communications demonstrator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1598‒1600 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Faure, J. P.

J. P. Faure, "The IEEE P1901 project: Broadband over power lines," Int. Conf. on Consumer Electronics, 2006, pp. 159‒160.

Foglar, A.

J. P. Javaudin, M. Bellec, P. Jaffré, A. Foglar, O. Hoffmann, and O. Isson, "Inter-MAC concept for gigabit home networks," presented at the IEEE 20th Int. Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2009, Tokyo, Japan.

Fuentetaja, R. G.

G. Dede, D. Varoutas, T. Kamalakis, R. G. Fuentetaja, and J. P. Javaudin, "Evaluation of technological and socio-economic issues affecting the deployment of home networks: Evidence from the ICT-OMEGA project," Netnomics: Econ. Res. Electron. Netw. 11, 281‒200 (2010).

Gaudino, R.

R. Gaudino, D. Cardenas, M. Bellec, B. Charbonnier, N. Evanno, P. Guignard, S. Meyer, A. Pizzinat, I. Mollers, and D. Jager, "Perspective in next-generation home networks: Toward optical solutions?," IEEE Commun. Mag. 48, (2), 39‒47 (2010).
[CrossRef]

I. Mollers, D. Jager, R. Gaudino, A. Nocivelli, H. Kragl, O. Ziemann, N. Weber, T. Koonen, C. Lezzi, A. Bluschke, and S. Randel, "Plastic optical fiber technology for reliable home networking: Overview and results of the EU project pof-all," IEEE Commun. Mag. 47, (8), 58‒68 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Gerdsri, N.

N. Gerdsri and D. F. Kocaoglu, "Applying the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) to build a strategic framework for technology roadmapping," Math. Comput. Modell. 46, 1071‒1080 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Grobe, L. J.

H. Le Minh, D. O’Brien, G. Faulkner, O. Bouchet, M. Wolf, and L. J. Grobe, "A 1.25-Gb/s indoor cellular optical wireless communications demonstrator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1598‒1600 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Guignard, P.

R. Gaudino, D. Cardenas, M. Bellec, B. Charbonnier, N. Evanno, P. Guignard, S. Meyer, A. Pizzinat, I. Mollers, and D. Jager, "Perspective in next-generation home networks: Toward optical solutions?," IEEE Commun. Mag. 48, (2), 39‒47 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hélard, J. F.

A. Maiga, J. Y. Baudais, and J. F. Hélard, "Very high bit rate power line communications for home networks," IEEE Int. Symp. on Power Line Communications and Its Applications, 2009, Dresden, Germany.

Hoffmann, O.

J. P. Javaudin, M. Bellec, P. Jaffré, A. Foglar, O. Hoffmann, and O. Isson, "Inter-MAC concept for gigabit home networks," presented at the IEEE 20th Int. Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2009, Tokyo, Japan.

Ip, R. W. L.

F. T. S. Chan, H. K. Chan, H. C. W. Lau, and R. W. L. Ip, "An AHP approach in benchmarking logistics performance of the postal industry," Benchmarking: An International Journal 13, 636‒66 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Isson, O.

J. P. Javaudin, M. Bellec, P. Jaffré, A. Foglar, O. Hoffmann, and O. Isson, "Inter-MAC concept for gigabit home networks," presented at the IEEE 20th Int. Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2009, Tokyo, Japan.

Jaffré, P.

J. P. Javaudin, M. Bellec, P. Jaffré, A. Foglar, O. Hoffmann, and O. Isson, "Inter-MAC concept for gigabit home networks," presented at the IEEE 20th Int. Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2009, Tokyo, Japan.

Jager, D.

R. Gaudino, D. Cardenas, M. Bellec, B. Charbonnier, N. Evanno, P. Guignard, S. Meyer, A. Pizzinat, I. Mollers, and D. Jager, "Perspective in next-generation home networks: Toward optical solutions?," IEEE Commun. Mag. 48, (2), 39‒47 (2010).
[CrossRef]

I. Mollers, D. Jager, R. Gaudino, A. Nocivelli, H. Kragl, O. Ziemann, N. Weber, T. Koonen, C. Lezzi, A. Bluschke, and S. Randel, "Plastic optical fiber technology for reliable home networking: Overview and results of the EU project pof-all," IEEE Commun. Mag. 47, (8), 58‒68 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Javaudin, J. P.

G. Dede, D. Varoutas, T. Kamalakis, R. G. Fuentetaja, and J. P. Javaudin, "Evaluation of technological and socio-economic issues affecting the deployment of home networks: Evidence from the ICT-OMEGA project," Netnomics: Econ. Res. Electron. Netw. 11, 281‒200 (2010).

Javaudin, J. P.

J. P. Javaudin, M. Bellec, P. Jaffré, A. Foglar, O. Hoffmann, and O. Isson, "Inter-MAC concept for gigabit home networks," presented at the IEEE 20th Int. Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2009, Tokyo, Japan.

Kahn, J. M.

J. M. Kahn, W. J. Krause, and J. B. Carruthers, "Experimental characterization of non-directed indoor infrared channels," IEEE Trans. Commun. 43, 1613‒1623 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kamalakis, T.

G. Dede, D. Varoutas, T. Kamalakis, R. G. Fuentetaja, and J. P. Javaudin, "Evaluation of technological and socio-economic issues affecting the deployment of home networks: Evidence from the ICT-OMEGA project," Netnomics: Econ. Res. Electron. Netw. 11, 281‒200 (2010).

G. Ntogari, T. Kamalakis, and T. Sphicopoulos, "Performance analysis of space time block coding techniques for indoor optical wireless systems," IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 27, 1545‒1552 (2009).
[CrossRef]

T. Rokkas, T. Kamalakis, D. Katsianis, D. Varoutas, and T. Sphicopoulos, "Business prospects of wide-scale deployment of free space optical technology as a last-mile solution: A techno-economic evaluation," J. Opt. Netw. 6, 860‒87 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Katoh, K.

Katsianis, D.

Katz, M.

Kikuchi, K.

Kocaoglu, D. F.

N. Gerdsri and D. F. Kocaoglu, "Applying the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) to build a strategic framework for technology roadmapping," Math. Comput. Modell. 46, 1071‒1080 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Komine, T.

T. Komine and M. Nakagawa, "Integrated system of white LED visible-light communication and power-line communication," IEEE Trans. Consum. Electron. 49, 71‒79 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Koonen, T.

I. Mollers, D. Jager, R. Gaudino, A. Nocivelli, H. Kragl, O. Ziemann, N. Weber, T. Koonen, C. Lezzi, A. Bluschke, and S. Randel, "Plastic optical fiber technology for reliable home networking: Overview and results of the EU project pof-all," IEEE Commun. Mag. 47, (8), 58‒68 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kozar, K. A.

Y. Lee and K. A. Kozar, "Investigating the effect of website quality on e-business success: An analytic hierarchy process (AHP) approach," Decision Support Sys. 42, 1383‒1401 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kragl, H.

I. Mollers, D. Jager, R. Gaudino, A. Nocivelli, H. Kragl, O. Ziemann, N. Weber, T. Koonen, C. Lezzi, A. Bluschke, and S. Randel, "Plastic optical fiber technology for reliable home networking: Overview and results of the EU project pof-all," IEEE Commun. Mag. 47, (8), 58‒68 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Krause, W. J.

J. M. Kahn, W. J. Krause, and J. B. Carruthers, "Experimental characterization of non-directed indoor infrared channels," IEEE Trans. Commun. 43, 1613‒1623 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kwiesielewicz, M.

M. Kwiesielewicz and E. V. Uden, "Inconsistent and contradictory judgments in pairwise comparison method in the AHP," Comput. Oper. Res. 31, 713‒719 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lau, H. C. W.

F. T. S. Chan, H. K. Chan, H. C. W. Lau, and R. W. L. Ip, "An AHP approach in benchmarking logistics performance of the postal industry," Benchmarking: An International Journal 13, 636‒66 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Le Minh, H.

H. Le Minh, D. O’Brien, G. Faulkner, O. Bouchet, M. Wolf, and L. J. Grobe, "A 1.25-Gb/s indoor cellular optical wireless communications demonstrator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1598‒1600 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lee, Y.

Y. Lee and K. A. Kozar, "Investigating the effect of website quality on e-business success: An analytic hierarchy process (AHP) approach," Decision Support Sys. 42, 1383‒1401 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lezzi, C.

I. Mollers, D. Jager, R. Gaudino, A. Nocivelli, H. Kragl, O. Ziemann, N. Weber, T. Koonen, C. Lezzi, A. Bluschke, and S. Randel, "Plastic optical fiber technology for reliable home networking: Overview and results of the EU project pof-all," IEEE Commun. Mag. 47, (8), 58‒68 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Liberatore, M. J.

M. J. Liberatore and R. L. Nydick, "The analytic hierarchy process in medical and health care decision making: A literature review," Eur. J. Oper. Res. 189, 194‒207 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Lin, C. T.

C. W. Chang, C. R. Wu, C. T. Lin, and H. C. Chen, "An application of AHP and sensitivity analysis for selecting the best slicing machine," Comput. Ind. Eng. 52, 296‒307 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ly-Gagnon, D.-S.

Maiga, A.

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Meyer, S.

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Figures (10)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(Color online) The future home network.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(Color online) Alternative optical home network scenarios.

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The hierarchical model for evaluating technologies.

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(a) Alternative priorities for office and home scenarios. (b) Added PLC and POF wireless priorities.

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Sensitivity to (a) equipment cost, (b) downstream throughput (backbone), (c) downstream throughput (inter-room) and (d) the social acceptance criterion.

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PDFs of priorities obtained by perturbing the criterion weights.

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PDFs of priorities obtained by perturbing the weights of the criteria and factors as well as the technology relative scores.

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Fig. 8

PDFs of T PLC and T POF obtained by perturbing the weights of the criteria and factors as well as the technology relative scores.

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(Color online) (a) combined PDF of T 1 and T 2 and (b) the product of the individual PDFs of T 1 and T 2 .

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Probability of rank reversal P ( T 1 > T 2 ) as a function of the perturbation strength.

Tables (2)

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Table I Criteria and Factors for the All Optical House/Office Roadmap

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Table II Relative Scores of Alternatives for Each Factor

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T i = k = 1 N j = 1 J k S i j k f j k w k .