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Low-cost high data rate white LED (WLED) transceiver development
Author(s): Eric Chan; Dennis Koshinz; William Krug; Harold Hager
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Paper Abstract

Recently there has been strong interest in wireless white LED (WLED) communication link applications in airplanes and avionics platforms for size, weight, cost, and electromagnetic interference (EMI) reduction. Wireless WLED link has additional advantage of providing network security because the optical signal from WLED link is well confined within an airplane or avionics vehicle. In this paper we discuss and analyze commercial-off-he-shelf WLED design and color measurement results. An experimental implementation of a low cost WLED transceiver which shows error free freespace operation at 10Mb/s is successfully demonstrated. The feasibly of implementing free space optical link which meets both lighting and communication requirements using WLED array is analyzed by mathematical modeling using MATLAB simulation technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7314, Photonics in the Transportation Industry: Auto to Aerospace II, 73140J (29 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.821115
Show Author Affiliations
Eric Chan, The Boeing Co. (United States)
Dennis Koshinz, The Boeing Co. (United States)
William Krug, The Boeing Co. (United States)
Harold Hager, The Boeing Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7314:
Photonics in the Transportation Industry: Auto to Aerospace II
Alex A. Kazemi; Bernard C. Kress, Editor(s)

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