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NLOS UV communication for distributed sensor systems
Author(s): Gary A. Shaw; Melissa L. Nischan; Mrinal A. Iyengar; Sumanth Kaushik; Michael K. Griffin
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Paper Abstract

Atmospheric scattering of ultraviolet light is examined as a mechanism for short-range, non-line-of-sight (NLOS) communication between nodes in energy-constrained distributed sensor networks. The physics of scattering is discussed and modeled, and progress in the development of solid state sources and detectors is briefly summarized. The performance of a representative NLOS UV communication system is analyzed by means of a simulation model and compared to conventional RF systems in terms of covertness and transceiver power. A test bed for evaluating NLOS UV communication hardware and modulation schemes is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 November 2000
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 4126, Integrated Command Environments, (28 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.407519
Show Author Affiliations
Gary A. Shaw, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Melissa L. Nischan, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Mrinal A. Iyengar, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Sumanth Kaushik, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Michael K. Griffin, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4126:
Integrated Command Environments
Patricia Hamburger, Editor(s)

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