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Transceiver Design Concept for Cellular and Multispot Diffusing Regimes of Transmission

EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20052005:201287

  • Received: 25 March 2004
  • Published:


A number of attempts have been made in an effort to combine the advantages of line-of-sight and diffuse configurations for indoor optical wireless communications via sophisticated combinations of elements that are characteristic for these architectures. A different approach has been followed in the present investigation, namely, developing a transceiver capable of operating in both configurations. It is proposed that the transceiver design be based on the utilization of two-dimensional arrays of infrared light-emitting devices and photodetectors. Basic design parameters of transceiver optics are derived from considerations about link blockage and system compliance with the unique features of line-of-sight and diffuse methods of transmission.


  • optical communications
  • wireless communications
  • local area networks

Authors’ Affiliations

Central Laboratory of Optical Storage and Processing of Information, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, 1113, Bulgaria
Center for Information and Communications Technology Research (CICTR), Department of Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA


© Jivkova and Kavehrad 2005

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