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Concept and architecture of indoor optical wireless multimedia systems
Author(s): Pavlos Theodorou; Jaafar M. H. Elmirghani; Robert A. Cryan
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Paper Abstract

An architectural approach for indoor optical wireless multimedia networks is proposed. Optical wireless (OW) systems offer user mobility as is the case with rf wireless. However, OW offer additional advantages such as increased bandwidth, abundant unregulated spectrum, freedom from fading and a radiation that is contained within the communication. Zone in this paper the rationale behind the approach, the important role of the wireless packet transfer layer (WPTL) in the protocol stack of the system, and the transport architecture of the ATM cells through the optical wireless channel are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 1997
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3230, All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues III, (10 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.290370
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Pavlos Theodorou, Univ. of Northumbria/Newcastle (United Kingdom)
Jaafar M. H. Elmirghani, Univ. of Northumbria/Newcastle (United Kingdom)
Robert A. Cryan, Univ. of Northumbria/Newcastle (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3230:
All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues III
John M. Senior; Robert A. Cryan; Chunming Qiao, Editor(s)

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