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Thesis Defence: Architecture, Implementation, and Experimentation of Ultraviolet Communication Systems

December 19, 2023 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Heng Wu will defend their thesis.

Heng Wu, supervised by Dr. Julian Cheng, will defend their thesis titled “Architecture, Implementation, and Experimentation of Ultraviolet Communication Systems” in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering.

An abstract for Heng Wu’s thesis is included below.

Defences are open to all members of the campus community as well as the general public. Please email julian.cheng@ubc.ca to receive the Zoom link for this defence.


In this study, we investigate the performance of soft and hard decision-making processes in ultraviolet (UV) communication systems. We delve into the intricacies of the guard slot within the pulse position modulation (PPM) technique and assess the efficacy of single reception versus diversity reception on UV signal transmission. Our experimental results delineate the influence of these methodologies on the system’s bit error rate (BER). By refining the signal synchronization and modulation methodologies in the existing UV communication framework, we achieved significant enhancements in transmission distance and BER reduction. Notably, we realized a trans- mission rate of 200 kbps with a BER below 1 × 10^(−6) over 180 m and 100 kbps at a BER under 1% over 240 meters.


December 19, 2023
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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