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Integrating free-space optical communication links with existing WiFi (WiFO) network
Author(s): S. Liverman; Q. Wang; Y. Chu; T. Duong; D. Nguyen-Huu; S. Wang; T. Nguyen; A. X. Wang
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Paper Abstract

Recently, free-space optical (FSO) systems have generated great interest due to their large bandwidth potential and a line-of-sight physical layer of protection. In this paper, we propose WiFO, a novel hybrid system, FSO downlink and WiFi uplink, which will integrate currently available WiFi infrastructure with inexpensive infrared light emitting diodes. This system takes full advantage of the mobility inherent in WiFi networks while increasing the downlink bandwidth available to each end user. We report the results of our preliminary investigation that show the capabilities of our prototype design in terms of bandwidth, bit error rates, delays and transmission distances.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9772, Broadband Access Communication Technologies X, 97720P (12 February 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2214045
Show Author Affiliations
S. Liverman, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
Q. Wang, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
Y. Chu, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
T. Duong, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
D. Nguyen-Huu, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
S. Wang, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
T. Nguyen, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
A. X. Wang, Oregon State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9772:
Broadband Access Communication Technologies X
Benjamin B. Dingel; Katsutoshi Tsukamoto, Editor(s)

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