Time-dispersion and signal attenuation analysis of underwater optical wireless communication links

Ruben Boluda-Ruiz, Pedro Rico-Pinazo, Beatriz Castillo-Vazquez, Antonio Garcia-Zambrana, Khalid Qaraqe

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Abstract

Underwater optical wireless communication (UOWC) systems support high-speed, reliable and cost-effective implementations that are demanded for extending the telecommunication networks to oceans. UOWC systems suffer from attenuation and scattering processes. Particularly, the scattering process can change the direction of the emitted photons and, hence, quantifying the signal attenuation and the time-dispersion produced by absorption and scattering is a crucial work. Therefore, we propose new closed-form expressions for modeling the channel impulse response and the path loss in turbid waters that are validated through Monte Carlo simulations and can be used for system design and optimization purposes. Moreover, the developed expression is used to quantify the delay spread, which represents a very useful and accurate measure of the severity of inter-symbol interference (ISI).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728109626
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
Event2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2019 - Waikoloa, United States
Duration: 9 Dec 201913 Dec 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2019 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2019
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa
Period9/12/1913/12/19

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Keywords

  • Channel impulse response
  • Henyey-Greenstein model
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Underwater optical wireless communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Media Technology
  • Health Informatics

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Boluda-Ruiz, R., Rico-Pinazo, P., Castillo-Vazquez, B., Garcia-Zambrana, A., & Qaraqe, K. (2019). Time-dispersion and signal attenuation analysis of underwater optical wireless communication links. In 2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2019 - Proceedings [9013573] (2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2019 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOBECOM38437.2019.9013573