Accession Number : ADA622287


Title :   Ultraviolet Communication for Medical Applications


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 May 2013-30 Apr 2014


Corporate Author : DIRECTED ENERGY INC LEXINGTON KY


Personal Author(s) : Cross, Lee W ; Almalkawi, Mohammad J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a622287.pdf


Report Date : May 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 16


Abstract : Under this Phase II SBIR effort, Directed Energy Inc.'s (DEI) proprietary ultraviolet (UV) emitters and the best available electro-optic components are employed to implement a functional prototype demonstrating short range, medium data rate non-line-of-sight (NLOS) optical communication data links operating in the solar blind region (200--280 nm). The intended application is covert wireless transfer of medical data for battlefield combat casualty care. During the course of this effort and after detailed investigation pertinent to this technology through simulation, system studies, field trials, and review of current and future technologies, hardware components were designed and integrated into a functional breadboard system demonstrating: (1) unidirectional communication of medical data in outdoors environment; and (2) bidirectional communication of medical data with encryption and forward error correction. Work in the second half of the Phase II project will extend the test bench implementation to be capable of mobile ad-hoc networking, and will repackage the system as a brassboard module suitable for field trials.


Descriptors :   *ELECTROOPTICS , *MEDICAL SERVICES , *MILITARY MEDICINE , *ULTRAVIOLET COMMUNICATIONS , CASUALTIES , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , CRYPTOGRAPHY , DATA LINKS , EMITTERS , ERROR CORRECTION CODES , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , LIGHT SCATTERING , LINE OF SIGHT , MONTE CARLO METHOD , OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS , PHOTONICS , SHORT RANGE(DISTANCE) , SYSTEMS ANALYSIS , TEST EQUIPMENT , ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION


Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Cybernetics
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering
      Non-radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE