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Optical Engineering

Free-space infrared local area network (FIRLAN)
Author(s): David P. Johnson; Donald J. Cowan
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Paper Abstract

Wireless in-building local area network (LANs) systems based on IR technology are being introduced to overbuild or replace traditional wired networks. We describe a free-space infrared local area network (FIRLAN)-its design and implementation. The FIRLAN system provides point-to-point or point-to-multipoint transmission of Ethernet signals. It provides full 10-Mb/s bit-rate seamless Ethernet integration with performance equal to wired systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 32(9) doi: 10.1117/12.145070
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 32, Issue 9
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David P. Johnson, A.T. Schindler Communications Inc. (Canada)
Donald J. Cowan, A.T. Schindler Communications Inc. (Canada)

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