Dr. John Muth, ECE Department, NC State University
Dr. Brian Hughes, ECE Department, NC State University
Brian Hughes and John Muth have been awarded $135,000 by the Ambalux Corporation for research on Ambalux Phase II STTR: Novel Coding Methods and Receiver Designs for Underwater Optical Communications. The award will run from August 5th, 2008 to August 4th, 2010.
Research Abstract - This program will investigate the performance improvements of underwater optical communication systems that can be obtained by the use of modern error-control coding techniques. The project entails fabrication of an FEC subsystem for underwater communications as well as integrating the FEC processor with a coherent receiver developed by Ambalux.
This is a $750,000 Phase II STTR program joint with Ambalux with $225,000 applied to NC State: $135,000 in the first 24 months and a $90,000 option for the following 8 months.