Optical Wireless Link Budget Calculations for Real Time Swimmers Feedback

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Title Optical Wireless Link Budget Calculations for Real Time Swimmers Feedback
Author Hagem, Rabee Mouffage; Thiel, David Victor; O'Keefe, Steven Gregory; Fickenscher, Thomas
Publication Title 4th International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering Proceedings
Editor A.H.M. Zahirul Alam
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United States
Publisher IEEE
Abstract This paper presents simulation results for an underwater optical wireless communication system based on light emitting diode (LED) and integrated detector preamplifier (IDP). Both the position and the orientation of the transmitter and the receiver change during the swimmer’s actions. The simulation results showed the line of sight (LOS) communication link and the non line of sight (NLOS). The effect of air bubbles in water which was studied by the authors previously was included in the simulation as a swimmer generates a huge amount of bubbles during swimming. The received power and the link margins for two different LEDs were calculated to check the availability of the system. It was proven that the half power beam width (HPBW) and the bubbles are important factors in the link budget calculations and this is important for the link availability. The simulation results for the optical wireless system using a superflux LED and OPT101 receiver achieved more than 1 m communication link underwater with and without the effect of air bubbles.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICCCE.2012.6271176
ISBN 978-1-4673-0479-5
Conference name ICCCE 2012
Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date From 2012-07-03
Date To 2012-07-05
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/47125
Date Accessioned 2012-07-27
Language en_US
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Optical Networks and Systems
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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