Diffused-Line-of-Sight Communication for Mobile and Fixed Underwater Nodes

Yujian Guo, Meiwei Kong, Omar Alkhazragi, Xiaobin Sun, Mohammed Sait, Tien Khee Ng, Boon S. Ooi

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The misalignment of mobile underwater wireless optical communication (UWOC) systems, compounded by misalignment in underwater mobility scenarios, is a practical problem that can be resolved through various means. This work describes a pulse-position modulation (PPM) based diffused-line-of-sight UWOC system that offers a solution to this issue. PPM is found to be power-efficient and, in terms of bit error ratio performances, outperforms on-off keying modulation and orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing modulation in complex dynamic underwater channels. Through indoor experiments and an outdoor deployment, herein, we validated the robustness of our PPM-based mobile UWOC system. This work is expected to shed light on practical implementation of UWOC network for relieving the strict positioning-acquisition-and-tracking requirements when underwater apparatus is transmitting or receiving signals on-the-fly.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-1
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE Photonics Journal
StatePublished - 2020

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-15
Acknowledgements: This research was sponsored by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).


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