Train communication system using graded-index leaky plastic optical fiber

Akihiro Shimura, Yasuo Sugawara, Shinichiro Haruyama, Masao Nakagawa, Hiromasa Suzuki, Atsushi Kondo, Takaaki Ishigure, Yasuhiro Koike

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Abstract

We propose a new train communication system using optical wireless communication. In the proposed system, Graded-Index (GI) leaky Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) is used as the communication medium. Since this fiber has the structure where scatterers are mixed in the core of normal GI-POF, the light which is entered through the end of this fiber from Laser Diode (LD) can be leaked along the fiber. This GI leaky POF and a photo detector are installed in train and the ground, and the light which leaks from this fiber is received continuously by a photo detector. From the measurement results, we confirmed that new GI leaky POF has the broadband and low delay characteristics The experimental results show that this new train communication method using a leaky optical fiber is a very promising technology for the future high-speed data communication between trains and a ground.

Original languageEnglish
Pages78-83
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
Event2004 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT - Hammamet, Tunisia
Duration: 2004 Dec 82004 Dec 10

Other

Other2004 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT
CountryTunisia
CityHammamet
Period04/12/804/12/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Shimura, A., Sugawara, Y., Haruyama, S., Nakagawa, M., Suzuki, H., Kondo, A., Ishigure, T., & Koike, Y. (2004). Train communication system using graded-index leaky plastic optical fiber. 78-83. Paper presented at 2004 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT, Hammamet, Tunisia.