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Low-Power Wireless Infrared Communications

  • Rob Otte
  • Leo P. de Jong
  • Arthur H. M. van Roermund

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Rob Otte, Leo P. de Jong, Arthur H. M. van Roermund
    Pages 1-3
  3. Rob Otte, Leo P. de Jong, Arthur H. M. van Roermund
    Pages 5-11
  4. Rob Otte, Leo P. de Jong, Arthur H. M. van Roermund
    Pages 13-49
  5. Rob Otte, Leo P. de Jong, Arthur H. M. van Roermund
    Pages 51-65
  6. Rob Otte, Leo P. de Jong, Arthur H. M. van Roermund
    Pages 67-86
  7. Rob Otte, Leo P. de Jong, Arthur H. M. van Roermund
    Pages 87-98
  8. Rob Otte, Leo P. de Jong, Arthur H. M. van Roermund
    Pages 99-129
  9. Rob Otte, Leo P. de Jong, Arthur H. M. van Roermund
    Pages 131-133
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 135-159

About this book

Introduction

Today, wireless infrared transmission has entered our homes, offices, industry and health care, with applications in the field of remote control, telemetry, and local communication. This book is about the underlying technology. As it is an outgrowth of my Ph.D. thesis, the emphasis is on fundamental aspects rather than industrial aspects, like the standardization effort by the IrDA [7]. I guess that this is not a drawback, as, eventually, the laws of physics apply to all of us! As the applied radiation is not necessarily in the infrared, throughout the book we usually prefer the term optical transmission. As most equipment is battery-powered, the emphasis is on power optimiza­ tion of the optical transmission system. System parameters as well as environ­ mental parameters that determine the eventual transmission quality are iden­ tified, to facilitate well-reasoned system design. Many design rules, based on calculations, measurements and simulations are presented to help the designer push the performance close to the limits set by nature and the available tech­ nology. The first chapters introduce the subject and the present the scope of the book. Then, the basic transmission link is introduced in chapter 3, and strate­ gies to optimize its signal-to-noise ratio are discussed. Lighting flicker is identi­ fied as a possible source of interference. Then, receiver noise and bandwidth are discussed in chapter 4, mainly based on the material presented in [66], [67], [69].

Keywords

Modulation Signal Standard Transmission communication communication systems interference simulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Rob Otte
    • 1
  • Leo P. de Jong
    • 2
  • Arthur H. M. van Roermund
    • 3
  1. 1.Philips ResearchThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Delft University of TechnologyThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Eindhoven University of TechnologyThe Netherlands

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