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High-bandwidth, Low-power, Short-range Optical Communication Underwater

James W Bales, Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis
10 pp.
MITSG 98-08

The authors show that low-cost, low-power light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can be used for high-bandwidth, low-power, short-range, optical communication underwater. A model of the communication rates that can be achieved was developed, and two implementations (at wave-lengths of 660 nm and 450 nm) designed with off-the-shelf components were analyzed. Better communication rates were made possible by new high- intensity LEDs and careful selection of the appropriate photodetector.

type: Workshops, proceedings, symposia

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