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Angle diversity for nondirected wireless infrared communication

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2 Author(s)
Carruthers, J.B. ; Boston Univ., MA, USA ; Kahn, J.M.

We outline the benefits and challenges of using angle diversity in nondirected wireless infrared communications systems. Multiple transmitter beams and multiple narrow-field-of-view receivers reduce the path loss, multipath distortion and background noise of the channel, which leads to improved range. The design and performance of a prototype angle-diversity infrared communication system are discussed. The prototype can maintain 70 Mb/s at a BER of 10-9 over a 4 m range

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Communications, 1998. ICC 98. Conference Record. 1998 IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:3 )

Date of Conference:

7-11 Jun 1998