Real-Time Video Transmission Over Different Underwater Wireless Optical Channels Using a Directly Modulated 520  nm Laser Diode

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/626011
Title:
Real-Time Video Transmission Over Different Underwater Wireless Optical Channels Using a Directly Modulated 520  nm Laser Diode
Authors:
Al-Halafi, Abdullah; Oubei, Hassan M. ( 0000-0001-6440-2488 ) ; Ooi, Boon S. ( 0000-0001-9606-5578 ) ; Shihada, Basem ( 0000-0003-4434-4334 )
Abstract:
We experimentally demonstrate high-quality real-time video streaming over an underwater wireless optical communication (UWOC) link up to 5 m distance using phase-shift keying (PSK) modulation and quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) schemes. The communication system uses software defined platforms connected to a commercial TO-9 packaged pigtailed 520 nm directly modulated laser diode (LD) with 1.2 GHz bandwidth as the optical transmitter and an avalanche photodiode (APD) module as the receiver. To simulate various underwater channels, we perform laboratory experiments on clear, coastal, harbor I, and harbor II ocean water types. The measured bit error rates of the received video streams are 1.0×10−9 for QPSK, 4-QAM, and 8-QAM and 9.9×10−9 for 8-PSK. We further evaluate the quality of the received live video images using structural similarity and achieve values of about 0.9 for the first three water types, and about 0.7 for harbor II. To the best of our knowledge, these results present the highest quality video streaming ever achieved in UWOC systems that resemble communication channels in real ocean water environments.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Electrical Engineering Program; Computer Science Program
Citation:
Al-Halafi A, Oubei HM, Ooi BS, Shihada B (2017) Real-Time Video Transmission Over Different Underwater Wireless Optical Channels Using a Directly Modulated 520  nm Laser Diode. Journal of Optical Communications and Networking 9: 826. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/jocn.9.000826.
Publisher:
The Optical Society
Journal:
Journal of Optical Communications and Networking
Issue Date:
13-Sep-2017
DOI:
10.1364/jocn.9.000826
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1943-0620; 1943-0639
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https://www.osapublishing.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?uri=jocn-9-10-826
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Articles; Computer Science Program; Electrical Engineering Program; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorAl-Halafi, Abdullahen
dc.contributor.authorOubei, Hassan M.en
dc.contributor.authorOoi, Boon S.en
dc.contributor.authorShihada, Basemen
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-30T08:39:50Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-30T08:39:50Z-
dc.date.issued2017-09-13en
dc.identifier.citationAl-Halafi A, Oubei HM, Ooi BS, Shihada B (2017) Real-Time Video Transmission Over Different Underwater Wireless Optical Channels Using a Directly Modulated 520  nm Laser Diode. Journal of Optical Communications and Networking 9: 826. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/jocn.9.000826.en
dc.identifier.issn1943-0620en
dc.identifier.issn1943-0639en
dc.identifier.doi10.1364/jocn.9.000826en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/626011-
dc.description.abstractWe experimentally demonstrate high-quality real-time video streaming over an underwater wireless optical communication (UWOC) link up to 5 m distance using phase-shift keying (PSK) modulation and quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) schemes. The communication system uses software defined platforms connected to a commercial TO-9 packaged pigtailed 520 nm directly modulated laser diode (LD) with 1.2 GHz bandwidth as the optical transmitter and an avalanche photodiode (APD) module as the receiver. To simulate various underwater channels, we perform laboratory experiments on clear, coastal, harbor I, and harbor II ocean water types. The measured bit error rates of the received video streams are 1.0×10−9 for QPSK, 4-QAM, and 8-QAM and 9.9×10−9 for 8-PSK. We further evaluate the quality of the received live video images using structural similarity and achieve values of about 0.9 for the first three water types, and about 0.7 for harbor II. To the best of our knowledge, these results present the highest quality video streaming ever achieved in UWOC systems that resemble communication channels in real ocean water environments.en
dc.publisherThe Optical Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.osapublishing.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?uri=jocn-9-10-826en
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dc.subjectDiode lasersen
dc.subjectOptical communicationen
dc.subjectPSK;QAMen
dc.subjectUnderwater communicationen
dc.subjectVideoen
dc.titleReal-Time Video Transmission Over Different Underwater Wireless Optical Channels Using a Directly Modulated 520  nm Laser Diodeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science Programen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Optical Communications and Networkingen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
kaust.authorAl-Halafi, Abdullahen
kaust.authorOubei, Hassan M.en
kaust.authorOoi, Boon S.en
kaust.authorShihada, Basemen
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