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NETS: MEDIUM: VISUAL MIMO NETWORKS

Agency:
NSF

National Science Foundation

Project Number:
1065463
Contact PI / Project Leader:
GRUTESER, MARCO O
Awardee Organization:
RUTGERS THE ST UNIV OF NJ NEW BRUNSWICK

Description

Abstract Text:
The increasingly ubiquitous use of cameras creates an exciting novel opportunity to build camera-based optical wireless networks. Optical wireless is not only a potential low-cost alternative where it can take advantage of existing cameras and light emitting devices, but it's highly directional transmissions can present advantages over radio-frequency (RF) based wireless communications. While the optical channel differs fundamentally from the RF channel, this project recognizes that it also allows multiple spatially separated channels between an array of transmitter elements and the array of camera pixels, akin to an RF multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system. This inter-disciplinary project therefore brings together expertise in the areas of mobile networks, communications, and computer vision to analyze, design, and prototype a network stack for such visual MIMO communications. This stack addresses the fundamentally different visual channel and receiver constraints through innovative visual signal acquisition, tracking, interference cancellation, and modulation techniques at the physical layer as well as vision-aware link and MAC layer protocols.

Visual MIMO networks can potentially support applications ranging from secure communication between cell phones, over localization of 911 callers through surveillance cameras, to interference-free car-to-car communications. The project also makes an experimental visual MIMO testbed available to the research community at large. In addition to publications, the project takes advantage of WINLAB's biannual industry meetings to disseminate results and provides a variety of appealing educational activities involving K-12 and undergraduate students.
Project Terms:
Address; Area; base; Cellular Phone; Communication; Communities; Computer Vision Systems; cost; design; Devices; Educational Activities; Elements; Industry; innovation; Light; Link; meetings; novel; Optics; Output; Protocols documentation; prototype; Publications; Radio; Research; Secure; Secure; Signal Transduction; Students; System; Techniques; transmission process; Vision; Visual; visual media; wireless network; Wireless Technology

Details

Contact PI / Project Leader Information:
Name:  GRUTESER, MARCO O
Other PI Information:
DANA, KRISTIN; MANDAYAM, NARAYAN
Awardee Organization:
Name:  RUTGERS THE ST UNIV OF NJ NEW BRUNSWICK
City:  NEW BRUNSWICK    
Country:  UNITED STATES
Congressional District:
State Code:  NJ
District:  06
Other Information:
Fiscal Year: 2011
Award Notice Date: 06-Apr-2011
DUNS Number: 001912864
Project Start Date: 01-Apr-2011
Budget Start Date:
CFDA Code: 47.070
Project End Date: 31-Mar-2015
Budget End Date:
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FY Total Cost
2011 NSF

National Science Foundation

$368,689

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