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1. US20170054527 - Apparatus for free-space optical communications at high data rates

Office United States of America
Application Number 14828322
Application Date 17.08.2015
Publication Number 20170054527
Publication Date 23.02.2017
Grant Number 10411829
Grant Date 10.09.2019
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H04L 1/00
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
1Arrangements for detecting or preventing errors in the information received
H04B 10/60
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
10Transmission systems employing electromagnetic waves other than radio-waves, e.g. infrared, visible or ultraviolet light, or employing corpuscular radiation, e.g. quantum communication
60Receivers
H03M 13/15
HELECTRICITY
03BASIC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY
MCODING, DECODING OR CODE CONVERSION, IN GENERAL
13Coding, decoding or code conversion, for error detection or error correction; Coding theory basic assumptions; Coding bounds; Error probability evaluation methods; Channel models; Simulation or testing of codes
03Error detection or forward error correction by redundancy in data representation, i.e. code words containing more digits than the source words
05using block codes, i.e. a predetermined number of check bits joined to a predetermined number of information bits
13Linear codes
15Cyclic codes, i.e. cyclic shifts of codewords produce other codewords, e.g. codes defined by a generator polynomial, Bose-Chaudhuri-Hocquenghem codes
H04B 10/516
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
10Transmission systems employing electromagnetic waves other than radio-waves, e.g. infrared, visible or ultraviolet light, or employing corpuscular radiation, e.g. quantum communication
50Transmitters
516Details of coding or modulation
H03M 13/27
HELECTRICITY
03BASIC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY
MCODING, DECODING OR CODE CONVERSION, IN GENERAL
13Coding, decoding or code conversion, for error detection or error correction; Coding theory basic assumptions; Coding bounds; Error probability evaluation methods; Channel models; Simulation or testing of codes
27using interleaving techniques
H03M 13/13
HELECTRICITY
03BASIC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY
MCODING, DECODING OR CODE CONVERSION, IN GENERAL
13Coding, decoding or code conversion, for error detection or error correction; Coding theory basic assumptions; Coding bounds; Error probability evaluation methods; Channel models; Simulation or testing of codes
03Error detection or forward error correction by redundancy in data representation, i.e. code words containing more digits than the source words
05using block codes, i.e. a predetermined number of check bits joined to a predetermined number of information bits
13Linear codes
CPC
H04B 10/112
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
10Transmission systems employing electromagnetic waves other than radio-waves, e.g. infrared, visible or ultraviolet light, or employing corpuscular radiation, e.g. quantum communication
11Arrangements specific to free-space transmission, i.e. transmission through air or vacuum
112Line-of-sight transmission over an extended range
H04L 1/0041
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
1Arrangements for detecting or preventing errors in the information received
004by using forward error control
0041Arrangements at the transmitter end
H04L 1/0045
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
1Arrangements for detecting or preventing errors in the information received
004by using forward error control
0045Arrangements at the receiver end
H04L 1/02
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
1Arrangements for detecting or preventing errors in the information received
02by diversity reception
H04L 2001/0096
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
1Arrangements for detecting or preventing errors in the information received
0092Error control systems characterised by the topology of the transmission link
0096Channel splitting in point-to-point links
Applicants Facebook, Inc.
Inventors Kevin Michael Birnbaum
Kevin Jerome Quirk
Hamid Hemmati
Chien-Chung Chen
Gary Mak
Agents FisherBroyles, LLP
Title
(EN) Apparatus for free-space optical communications at high data rates
Abstract
(EN)

Systems and methods for optical communication through air or space are disclosed. A method includes encoding one or more data frames with a data-link layer forward error correction (FEC) code to produce a plurality of encoded data frames and transmitting the plurality of encoded data frames from a transmitter (TX) to a receiver (RX) at least partially through air or space using a plurality of optical beams. The RX identifies a corrupted encoded data frame and reconstructs the corrupted encoded data frame using a data-link layer FEC decoder operating over a plurality of non-corrupted encoded data frames.