Multi-Gigabit/s Optical Wireless Communications
The 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 continued work
concerning High-rate photodiode communications (also denoted as Li-Fi)
done previously in TG7m, which focussed on optical camara communications
(OCC). Work on LiFi was continued in 802.15.13 since March 2017. The
first draft of TG13 was finished end of 2019. During 2020, the 802.15
working group letter ballot was conducted. The standard will be
completed during 2021.
Who to contact with questions
The Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers, Inc.
19-Nov-2020 ), Rev.