Hughes and Muth Receive Ambalux Award for Underwater Optical Research

November 17, 2008

Dr. John Muth, ECE Department, NC State University
Dr. John Muth, ECE Department, NC State University

Dr. Brian Hughes, 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.