EE 350 Radioscience Seminar
Professor Umran S. Inan
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Time: 4:15 PM – Refreshments at 4:00
Free-Space optical communication for sensor networks and secure data links
Prof. Joseph M. Kahn
EE, Stanford University
This talk will provide a brief overview of my group's research activities in optical fiber
communications and free-space optical communications. Our recent efforts in free-space optical
systems will be emphasized, including:
- Free-space optical communication for "smart dust" motes. These are autonomous nodes incorporating
sensing, data storage, power source and wireless transceiver in a volume of just a few cubic millimeters.
- Secure, short-range free-space links between airplanes and other rapidly moving vehicles.
- Spatial- and temporal-domain communication techniques to mitigate turbulence effects in free-space optical links.