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“Progress in Optical Wireless Communications – Visible Light Communications and Free Space Fiber” Technologies, Applications and Markets

“Progress in Optical Wireless Communications – Visible Light Communications and Free Space Fiber”Technologies, Applications and Markets

This Practel report continues the company’s project on optical wireless communications (OWC). It revises and updates Practel reports on this subject published previously.

Particular, the report concentrates on:

VLC – Visible Light Communication

FSF – Free Space Fiber.

In connection with VLC development, the report is addressing Light Emitting Diode (LED) technologies and markets. LED, in the near future, will be a dominate source of illumination; and used also as a transmitting device. The VLC LED-based channels promise to deliver high-speed data in office, home and other environments with high signal-to-noise ratio, and minimum infrastructure expenses.

The report is analyzing the emerging VLC industry, economics, technologies, standardization and applications. It shows that the spectrum of VLC applications is increasing each year to support such developments as Intelligent Transportation Systems, Localization and other. The report also surveys VLC-related patents (2017-2019).

FSF devices are solving access issues in metro and LAN environments. They are relatively inexpensive, support Gb/s rates of transmission; they are also offering low maintenance cost, guarantee a short installation time and security of communications. The report presents the FSF technologies and market analysis as well as discusses their applications together with the survey of vendors and their portfolios.

1.0 Introduction
1.1 General
1.2 Structure
1.3 LED as Communications Transmitter
1.4 Free Space Fiber
1.5 Scope
1.6 Research Methodology
1.7 Target Audience
2.0 LED Specifics
2.1 General
2.2 Spectrum
2.3 Types
2.4 LED Modulation
2.4.1 Limitations
2.5 LED Evolution
2.5.1 General
2.5.2 Benefits
2.5.3 Market Characteristics
2.5.4 Factors
3.0 Visible Light Communications
3.1 General
3.1.1 Drivers
3.1.2 Industry Activity UC-Light Center Li-Fi Consortium
3.2 VLC Standards Development
3.2.1 IEEE 802.15.7 Considerations Project Coexistence Essence Base Use Cases Physical Layer General Responsibilities Types Error Protection Rates Frequency Plan PHY Services Regulations MAC Layer Topologies Responsibilities Functionalities Channel Access Security
3.2.2 Jeita (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association) Standards JEITA CP-1221 JEITA CP-1222 JEITA CP-1223 (2013)
3.2.3 IEEE802.15.7r1
3.2.4 Visible Light Communications Association (VLCA) General Experimental Systems- VLCA Projects
3.2.5 ECMA 397-2010
3.3 Details
3.3.1 Communications Channel
3.3.2 Transmitter
3.3.3 Receiver Image Sensors
3.3.4 Major Characteristics General Modulation VLC Channel: Characteristics Summary Limiting Factors
3.3.5 Applications: Summary ITS Optical Wireless LAN Medical Localization City Wide Wireless Network Summary
3.4 Companies and Organizations
Fraunhofer IPMS
Nakagawa Laboratories
Outstanding Technology
Supreme Architecture
3.5 Market
3.6 5G View
3.6.1 Attocell
3.6.2 Cell Structures
3.7 P802.11bb
4.0 Free Space Fiber
4.1 General
4.2 Major Characteristics
4.3 Protection
4.4 Applications
4.4.1 Major Use Cases
4.4.2 Requirements
4.4.3 Inter-satellite Links
4.4.4 Intra-building Communications
4.4.5 Inter-building Communications
4.5 FSF Communications Benefits and Limitations: Summary
4.5.1 Weather Factor
4.5.2 Building Swaying
4.6 Design Issues
4.7 Customers
4.8 FSF Market
4.8.1 General
4.8.2 Market Drivers Market Segments
4.8.3 Competition Fiber Optics Systems Microwave PONs
4.8.4 Forecast General Model Assumptions Structure Market Estimate
4.9 Vendors
Canon USA
Dailianxu Engineering Company
GeoDesy (Trimble)
Space Photonics
4.10 Standards
4.10.1 ITU G.640
4.10.2 ITU-R P.1814-2007
5.0 Comparison: VLC and FSF
6.0 Conclusions
Attachment I: VLC – related Patents Survey (2017-2019)

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