25 January 2012 An underwater optical wireless communication system based on LED source
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
Compared with other communication methods, optical wireless communication (OWC) holds the merits of higher transmitting rate and sufficient secrecy. So it is an efficacious communicating measure for data transmitting between underwater carriers. However, due to the water attenuation and the transmitter & the receiver (TX/RX) collimation, this application is restrained in underwater mobile carriers. A prototype for underwater OWC was developed, in which a high-powered green LED array was used as the light source which partly raveled the TX/RX collimation out. A small pumped-multiple-tube (PMT) was used as the detector to increase the communicating range, and FPGA chips were employed to code and decode the communicating data. The data rate of the prototype approached to 4 Mb/s at 8.4m and 1 Mb/s at 22m where voice and Morse communications were achieved in a scope of 30 degree TX/RX angle.
© (2012) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Jionghui Rao, Jionghui Rao, Wei Wei, Wei Wei, Feng Wang, Feng Wang, Xiaohui Zhang, Xiaohui Zhang, } "An underwater optical wireless communication system based on LED source", Proc. SPIE 8331, Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2011: Optical Communication Systems and Networking, 83310N (25 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918030; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.918030
PROCEEDINGS
6 PAGES


SHARE
RELATED CONTENT


Back to Top