A study of optical wireless mobile communications with movable cells employing cycle emissions

Hiroshi Takano*, Shigeru Shimamoto

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper considers the application of optical wireless communications to mobile communications. We consider an optical mobile communications system using cycle emission cells and allowing a reduction of the shadowing effect, which is a problem in optical wireless communications. The proposed system uses multiple transmitters with cycle emissions (DTCE). By varying the number of transmitters, the error rate performance is compared via computer simulation. It is anticipated in particular that when the proposed method is applied to mobile communications, multiple transmitters will be placed in the service area, and the distance between the transmitters and the synchronization among the transmitters will greatly affect the error rate performance. The performance is calculated by varying these parameters via computer simulation, and the results are evaluated. Furthermore, the result is compared to other models which have been proposed in order to reduce the shadowing effect, and the effectiveness of the DTCE system regarding optical wireless mobile communications is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-57
Number of pages13
JournalElectronics and Communications in Japan, Part I: Communications (English translation of Denshi Tsushin Gakkai Ronbunshi)
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 1


  • Cycle emission
  • Direct emission system
  • Mobile communications
  • Optical wireless communications
  • Shadowing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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