Jeff Carruthers

carruthers1Testbed Leader, Indoor Communications
Faculty Investigator, Visual Light Communications

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Boston University

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Jeffrey Carruthers is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty Investigator, and the Indoor Communications Testbed Leader.

Professor Carruthers’ research focus in the grant is in the Systems area, with a particular focus on visible light-based communication and the requirements of materials and devices to support ubiquitous free-space optical communications. Carruthers’ work will center on communication link design and modeling: modulation, interference, noise, system configuration optimization, and the devices. The communication link ties into the requirements of networking and applications, providing the “horsepower” for systems applications, and also will be a driver for development of novel devices and materials to meet the challenges of the free-space optical communication environment.

Related Publications:

J. B. Carruthers and S. M. Carroll, “Statistical Models for Indoor Optical Wireless Channels,” Special Issue of the International Journal of Communication Systems: Indoor Optical Wireless Communication Systems and Networks. Vol. 18, pages 267-284, 2005.

J. B. Carruthers, S. M. Carroll, and P. Kannan, “Propagation Modeling for Indoor Optical Wireless Communications using Fast Multireceiver Channel Estimation.” IEEE Optoelectronics Special Issue on Optical Wireless Communications, Vol. 150, pp. 473-481, Oct 2003.

J. B. Carruthers, chapter “Wireless Infrared Communications,” in Encyclopedia of Telecommunications, J. G. Proakis, editor. New York: Wiley, 2002.

J. B. Carruthers and J. M. Kahn, “Angle diversity for nondirected wireless infrared communication,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 48, pp. 960-969, June 2000.

J. B. Carruthers and J. M. Kahn, “Modeling of nondirected wireless infrared channels,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 45, pp. 1260-1268, Oct. 1997.

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