Optical Wireless Communications and Autonomous Beam Control Moving User Terminal


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E90-B   No.11   pp.3224-3231
Publication Date: 2007/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e90-b.11.3224
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Optical Wireless Communications
optical wireless communication,  optical micro-cell system,  VCSEL array,  APD array,  beam control,  

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Optical wireless communications is a research topic of extreme interest since it offers high data rate (Gbps data rate), security, and RF interference immunity. However, optical wireless communications places severe restrictions on the communications paths; they must be direct beam connections. To increase the number of users and link robustness, optical wireless communications must be able to operate even when obstacles are placed between transmitters and receivers, so optical micro-cell (OMC) with autonomous beam control can overcome link robustness. In addition, OMC based optical wireless communication yields compact systems. This paper presents the design, an implementation, and a demonstration of a 114 Mbps autonomous beam control optical wireless communication system based on an OMC technique. The robust posture control results optimum downlink alignment and good eye diagram of data transmission.