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Optical wireless Ethernet

Nicholls, P.J., Greaves, S.D. and Sibley, Martin J.N. (1996) Optical wireless Ethernet. Proceedings of SPIE, 2919. pp. 106-117. ISSN 0277-786X

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Abstract

This paper details the design and testing of an optical wireless Ethernet system. This system is a demonstration unit that grants the user of a mobile computer access to network services usually only available to wired users. The system operates at the full Ethernet rate of 10Mbit/s and has a range of approximately four meters in a typical office environment. Issues concerning the safety of the transmitters has been presented along with details of how the commercial LEDs used in the transmitter were switched at the high speeds and powers required. Also the transmitter/receiver link has been modeled and simulated. These simulations compare well to measurements taken in a test room, the layout of which matches that of a typical office environment

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Proceedings from All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues II, Wednesday 20 November 1996, Boston, MA, USA
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
School of Computing and Engineering > Systems Engineering Research Group
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Depositing User: Briony Heyhoe
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2008 15:45
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2008 09:51
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/2844

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