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SIG UW-OWC
Underwater Optical Wireless Communications

 

Chair: Yahya BAYKAL

Vice-Chair: Roger GREEN

 

This Special Interest Group (SIG) focuses on various optical wireless communication systems operating under different types of water such as shallow, deep, midwater sea and ocean. The objective in this SIG will be to seek ways and means of achieving efficient underwater optical wireless communication, of the required performance criteria, among divers, submarines, ships, sensors and unmanned underwater vehicles. Towards this main objective, we will find both experimentally and theoretically the appropriate optical transmittance windows for various types of underwater environment by introducing the absorption, scattering and turbulence effects, to investigate error rate performance under the usable data bit rates in various types of underwater environment, to configure the appropriate propagation models and channel characterizations in point-to-point and point-to-multipoint underwater applications, to scrutinize the effect of appropriate modulation techniques and error correcting codes in underwater optical wireless communication systems, and to examine the effect of different optical incidences such as Gaussian, flat-topped, annular, sinusoidal-Gaussian and Bessel beams on the optical transmission in underwater medium.

 


Announcements

 

1. OPTICWISE becomes an Associate Member of the 5G PPP.

 

2. OPTICWISE participates in the preparation of new IEEE standart on OWC.

 

3. IWOW 2014 Workshop Proceedings are now available at IEEExplore! All papers can be accessed through this link.

 

4. OPTICWISE Chair to Give Keynote Speech at BlackSeaCom Conference.

 

5. IWOW 2013 Workshop Proceedings are now available at IEEExplore! All papers can be accessed through this link.


6. COST IC1101 OPTICWISE Action World Record: A FSO link at 1.6 Tbit/s (see more details on SPIE Vol 52, Issue 11, Nov 2013). 

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