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

Report Date:

2014-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

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.

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