No strings attached for underwater video system

KAUST Discovery - No strings attached for underwater video system

9/14/2017
"An underwater wireless optical communications system for streaming high-quality, live video."

"A flexible and cost-effective technology for streaming high-quality underwater video images has been developed by researchers at KAUST by improving the bandwidth to achieve better video quality."

"Wireless technologies that are capable of producing real-time video have the potential to open the oceans to further exploration and monitoring. They will be particularly useful for the inspection and maintenance of underwater pipelines and cables and of offshore oil and gas fields, where waters are too shallow for remotely operated vehicles and where the use of divers is often impractical and costly."


Real-Time Video Transmission Over Different Underwater Wireless Optical Channels Using a Directly Modulated 520 nm Laser Diode

Abdullah Al-Halafi, Hassan Makine Oubei, Boon S. Ooi, and Basem Shihada
Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 9(10), 826-832 (2017)

DOI: 10.1364/JOCN.9.000826