Multi-Gigabit/s Optical Wireless Communications
IEEE 802.15.13 Multi-Gigabit/s Optical Wireless Communications Task
Group defines a Physical (PHY) and Media Access Control (MAC) layer
using light wavelengths from 10,000 nm to 190 nm in optically
transparent media for optical wireless communications. The standard is
capable of delivering data rates up to 10 Gbit/s at distances in the
range of 200 meters unrestricted line of sight. It is designed for
point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communications in both
non-coordinated and coordinated topologies. For coordinated topologies
with more than one peer coordinator there will be a master coordinator.
The standard includes adaptation to varying channel conditions and
maintaining connectivity while moving within the range of a single
coordinator or moving between coordinators. TG13 continues work
concerning High-rate photodiode communications (also denoted as Li-Fi)
done previously in TG7r1, which is now focussing on optical camara
communications (OCC). Work on 802.15.13 started in March 2017, and is
expected to be completed and published in the second half of 2018. The
Task Group encourages participation by those interested in optical
wireless technology. Further contributions to the new coordinated MAC
layer are particularly welcome.
Who to contact with questions
The Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers, Inc.
09-Apr-2011 ), Rev.