This paper demonstrates a multi-hop underwater visible light communication (VLC) system using light emitting diodes (LEDs). It is demonstrated that using a multi-hop technique, the overall underwater VLC distance can be increased significantly without adding significant complexity to the physical layer. The performance of the multi-hop system is compared to a single-hop technique utilizing three types of water in the laboratory environment, namely sea, canal, and tap water. The obtained results validate that a multi-hop technique can be a viable solution to overcome the problem of limited underwater communication range.
|Title of host publication||2017 19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Sep 2017|
|Event||19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks - Girona, Spain|
Duration: 2 Jul 2017 → 6 Jul 2017
Conference number: 19
|Conference||19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks|
|Period||2/07/17 → 6/07/17|
Ahmad, Z., Rajbhandari, S., Salih, O., & Green, R. (2017). Demonstration of a multi-hop underwater visible light communication system. In 2017 19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) IEEE.