UC San Diego
Towards a Modular, Low-Power, Low-Cost, and High-Speed Underwater Optical Wireless Communication Transmitter
- Author(s): Gage, Christopher Paul
- Advisor(s): Jaffe, Jules
- Hodgkiss, William
- et al.
This thesis demonstrates an underwater optical wireless communication transmitter. The
transmitter has been designed to make it easy to add on to any system, while having a minimal
impact on project power and cost budgets. The hardware designed for this thesis is capable of
transmitting at speeds up to 8.88 Mbps with bit error ratios on the order of 10^−5 to 10^−2 at a
received optical power from -19.2 to -27.5 dBm. The transmitter consumes 1.75 W of power and
has a bill of materials cost of $41.95. This thesis demonstrates the transmission of a 720p, one
frame-per-second video with a simple RS(255,223) encoding.