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Performance evaluation of baseband OOK for wireless indoor infrared LAN's operating at 100 Mb/s

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2 Author(s)
M. D. Audeh ; Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., California Univ., Berkeley, CA, USA ; J. M. Kahn

We investigate 100 Mb/s wireless nondirectional infrared communication in the indoor environment using baseband nonreturn-to-zero (NRZ) on-off keying (OOK) modulation. We show that intersymbol interference induced by multipath propagation impairs detection efficiency. Analytical and simulation results on specific channels demonstrate that an adaptive decision-feedback equalizer adapted according to the least-mean-squares algorithm recovers most of the performance degradation. We also evaluate the performance of a timing-recovery phase-locked loop operating independent of the adaptive equalizer; showing that it quickly and accurately determines the sampling phase with negligible performance degradation. We discuss effective methods of mitigating low-frequency noise induced by fluorescent lighting. We present a packet-based communication method and describe its features and performance. Our results support the feasibility of communication at 100 Mb/s over the infrared channel

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IEEE Transactions on Communications  (Volume:43 ,  Issue: 6 )