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Mobile free space optical communication system
Author(s): Xian Wang; Chi Yeh Hsu; Xiaomin Jin
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Paper Abstract

The paper discusses a low power consumption, light weight and low cost 10MHz free-space optical communication (FSO). The system is designed for mounting on mobile platforms, with effective range of at least 50 meters. Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and Laser diodes (LDs) are used in the transmitter for comparison for their relative performance in the system. The receiver features a beam splitter that feeds part of the data link optical signal to a quadrant photodetector and controls a tracking/stabilization system using microcontroller. Since almost all commercial FSO systems are mounted on fixed positions such as buildings, the paper explores the possibility and challenges of designing a FSO system for a mobile system such as remotely operated-vehicles or between ships.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6877, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XX, 687706 (13 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.763275
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Xian Wang, California Polytechnic State Univ. (United States)
Chi Yeh Hsu, California Polytechnic State Univ. (United States)
Xiaomin Jin, California Polytechnic State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6877:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XX
Steve Mecherle, Editor(s)

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