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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(More)
—In multispot-diffuse multiple-input–multiple-output (MSD-MIMO) system configuration, a communications channel can be considered virtually ideal at data rates of hundreds of megabits per second. Thus, the main concern is power efficiency. We propose a transceiver optical design that creates a recon-figurable transmitter output and independent communications(More)
—In this paper, we examine an infrared link composed of a multibeam transmitter and a direction-diversity receiver, employing code combining. The latter represents an added dimension to the conventional diversity concepts, which are limited to combining the individual received symbols. Rate-compatible punctured convolutional codes are used to encode(More)
Optical (infrared) wireless communications links offer an attractive solution for indoor applications. To enable terminal mobility and reduce temporal dispersion, we use a configuration known as Multi-Spot-Diffusing (MSD), which is a Multi-Input, Multi-Output (MIMO) architecture. In this configuration, a transmitter generates multiple narrow beams that get(More)
The inherent multifunctionality of holographic optical elements and their light physical weight make them an attractive solution for the receiver optics of portable terminals in indoor infrared wireless communication systems. A parabolic holographic mirror has been recorded in silver halide at a visible wavelength, and its replay wavelength has been shifted(More)
We evaluate transmission link performance for a Multi-Spot Diffusing Configuration (MSDC) for indoor wireless optical LANs. MSDC utilizes a multibeam transmitter and a composite receiver consisting of 7 narrow field-of-view (FOV) branches. Numerical evaluation is performed for two values of the receiver FOV corresponding to the cases when at least one or(More)
—While use of power-efficient signaling schemes appears to be effective at compensating for the inherent high path-loss associated with pure diffuse infrared links, it begins to lose its effectiveness as the data rate is increased. At very high data rates, intersymbol interference (ISI) can result in a very high and sometimes irreducible power penalty,(More)