Free Space Optical Wireless Communications: Fundamentals and Potential Applications with a vision for 5G and Beyond

12 November 2020, 9:30 - 16:00 - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)

This course will provide fundamentals of Optical Wireless Communications with special emphasis on technologies and techniques including systems design and performance analysis in achieving high bandwidth, much higher than that exists today by RF communications. The course will address the OWC systems basic block diagrams discussing the systems components and subsystems design issues in order to address a number of challenges such as atmospheric turbulence, mobility and security Various options relevant to future optical wireless communication terminals incorporating indoor, terrestrial, aerial and space and underwater OWC will also be discussed briefly. The course will also cover Optical wireless communication with recent Visible Light Communications (VLC) technology, offering alternative solution to replace Wi-Fi with Li-Fi (light fidelity). The course will explain technology for incorporating with the emerging 5G, the new frontier of mobile technology, Internet of Things (IoT) and other future applications. The course will finally address future mobile and wireless technologies to even extend the vision of 5G to more ambitious future application scenarios.

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About Our Speaker: Dr. Arun K. Majumdar

Dr. Arun MajumdarDr. Arun K. Majumdar has over 30 years of professional expertise and has demonstrated leadership skills in research and development from within industry, university and national laboratory settings in the areas of atmospheric turbulence effects on free-space laser communications, propagation and imaging. His current research areas are Free-Space Laser Communications and advanced FSO Communications, Image corrections and Communications through atmospheric turbulence. Dr. Majumdar has served as Editor-in-Chief of the JOFCR (Journal of Optical and Fiber Communications Research) and Editor of the SPIE Proceedings. He has published over 60 journal and conference papers and technical reports. He serves as reviewer for IEEE, OSA, SPIE, Springer and Elsevier Journals. He was the co-chair of the SPIE’s conferences on Free-Space Laser Communications until 2013.

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