Wireless data transmission at 20 Mb/s over 750 m distance using a single microscopic blue LED and a Single Photon Avalanche Diode detector chip

Dataset

Description

Video documentation of an optical wireless data transmission experiment between The Lighthouse, Glasgow, and the Livingstone Tower, Glasgow. The transmitter was a blue light-emitting diode (LED) with a digitally interfaced complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) driver and placed on the viewing platform of The Lighthouse. The receiver was a CMOS single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) chip located on the top floor of the Livingstone Tower. Both, transmitter and receiver used simple lens optics of approximately 1 inch diameter. Data were transmitted error free (i.e. with a bit error rate below the detection limit of 1e-5) at a data rate of 20 Mb/s.
The video contains photographic and video footage of the experiment as well as visualisations of the geographic location created in Google Earth. The background music is from http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music
Thanks go to The Lighthouse for enabling access to their viewing platform.
Date made available4 Feb 2020
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Date of data production9 Dec 2019
Geospatial point55.859622, -4.25549
Geospatial polygon55.859622, -4.25549, 55.860958, -4.24366, 55.860959, -4.24366, 55.859623, -4.25549

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Herrnsdorf, J. (Creator), Griffiths, A. (Creator), McKendry, J. (Contributor), Maclure, D. (Contributor), Henderson, R. (Contributor), Dawson, M. (Supervisor), Strain, M. (Creator) (4 Feb 2020). Wireless data transmission at 20 Mb/s over 750 m distance using a single microscopic blue LED and a Single Photon Avalanche Diode detector chip. University of Strathclyde. LedbyLED_longdistance(.mp4). 10.15129/3da7087a-91a3-40be-9a83-7e412156db59