High-speed indoor optical wireless networks

Future Home Access Networks (HANs) should operate at Gbit/s and provide data services that are as straightforward to use as an electrical outlet or any other utility. This is an extremely challenging goal, and an EU funded project 'Home Gigabit Access Networks' (OMEGA) aims to achieve this. In this project a significant part is to realize bi-directional Gigabit infrared (IR) optical wireless communications, and Oxford is collaborating with France Telecom and  the University of Ilmenau on the design and implementation of a Gigabit IR indoor wireless network.

 

Within the project we are constrained to use commercial parts, so the integrated approach used in our past work cannot be used. Instead we are building angle diversity transmitters and receivers that offer the necessary coverage.