Workshop to explore cooperative venture in optical wireless

University Park, Pa. -- Penn State, Tufts University and the University of California–Riverside are exploring the potential for a National Science Foundation-sponsored Industry/University Cooperative Research Center in Optical Wireless Applications.

The Optical Wireless Applications Workshop, scheduled for June 8 to 10 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, University Park, Pa., is a planning meeting for providing interdisciplinary leadership for a new generation of environmentally friendly, extremely wideband optical wireless technology applications. These applications would use solid-state devices for communications, networking, imaging and remote sensing applications. Penn State is the lead institution in this NSF-sponsored effort.

Speakers from all areas of industry will present posters and papers covering such topics as line-of-sight communications, indoor infrared links, performance limits and LED lighting. Presenters will also discuss applications in biomedicine and aviation as well as those possible under water.

The workshop will also include discussions focusing on creating an industry/academic center for further study in this area, including evaluations by industry and NSF.

For more information, contact Mohsen Kavehrad, W. L. Weiss Professor of Electrical Engineering at Penn State, or go to online.

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Last Updated May 04, 2010