Main Article Content
AutoresJorge Enrique Salamanca
Danilo Alfonso López-Sarmiento
Adriana Patricia Gallego-Torres
Free Space Optics (FSO) technology transmits information using free space optical signals similar to those that travel through optical fibers. The capacity of FSO to connect buildings close together is covered in this paper. Four optical wireless links between three buildings of a fictitious company, considering a building that obstructs the sight line between two of them, are designed here. As part of the design process, several issues such as distance between the equipment, weather conditions, some features of the FSO equipment, and system losses were addressed; moreover, an application that performs the calculations and displays the results of the most important aspects in the design was implemented. The importance of such links is given by their flexibility, low implementation costs, mobility, rapid deployment, high throughput, great bandwidth, reliability, and high security level due to their operating principles, among others; therefore, this type of links are an ideal option to implement a backbone for the proposed network.
The journal authorizes the total or partial reproduction of the published article, as long as the source, including the name of the Journal, author(s), year, volume, issue, and pages are cited.
The ideas and assertions expressed by the authors are their solely responsibility and do not represent the views and opinions of the Journal or its editors.
All articles included in the Revista Facultad de Ingeniería are published under the Creative Commons (BY) license.
Authors must complete, sign, and submit the Review and Publication Authorization Form of the manuscript provided by the Journal; this form should contain all the originality and copyright information of the manuscript.
The authors keep copyright, however, once the work in the Journal has been published, the authors must always allude to it.
The Journal allows and invites authors to publish their work in repositories or on their website after the presentation of the number in which the work is published with the aim of generating greater dissemination of the work.
 F. Santamaría, J. Ballesteros, and J. S. González, “Plataforma cloud computing como infraestructura tecnológica para laboratorios virtuales, remotos y adaptativos,” Revista Científica, vol. 3(23), pp. 103-116, 2016. DOI: http://doi.org/10.14483/udistrital.jour.rc.2015.23.a8.
 J. W. Escobar, “Rediseño de una red de distribución con variabilidad de demanda usando la metodología de escenarios,” Revista Facultad de Ingeniería, vol. 21(32), pp. 9-19, 2013.
 H. Willebrand and B. Ghuman, Free Space Optics: Enabling Optical Connectivity in Today’s Networks, Sams Publishing, USA, 2002.
 Google Earth, [en línea]. Disponible en: http://www.google.es/intl/es/earth/index.html.
 X. Zhu, V. S. Hsu, and J. M. Kahn, “Optical modeling of MEMS corner cube retroreflectors with Misalignment and Nonflatness,” IEEE J. on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 8(1), pp. 26-32, Jan. 2002. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1109/2944.991396.
 O. Bouchet, H. Sizun, C. Boisrobert, F. De Fornel, and P. Favennec, Free Space Optics: Propagation and Communication, ISTE, United Kingdom, 2006. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1002/9780470612095.
 J. Pérez, F. López, and N. Mosquera, “Arquitectura de seguridad de un entorno computacional para e-Ciencia en la nube,” Revista Científica, vol. 3(26), pp. 59-69, 2016.
 Z. Karakehayov, “Zero power design for smart dust networks,” Proceeding of 2002 First International IEEE Symposium, vol. 1, 10-12, pp. 302-305, Sep. 2002. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1109/is.2002.1044272.
 H. D. Páez-Logreira, R. Zamora-Musa, J. Bohórquez-Pérez, “Programación de controladores lógicos (PLC) mediante ladder y Lenguaje de control estructurado (SCL) en MATLAB,” Revista Facultad de Ingeniería, vol. 24 (39), pp 109-119, 2015. DOI: http://doi.org/10.19053/01211129.3555.
 Z. Chair and P. Varshney, “Optimum data fusion in multiple sensor detection systems,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 22(1), pp. 98-101, 1986. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1109/TAES.1986.310699.
 M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, Sixth Edition, Pergamon Press, 1980.
 L. Zhou, J. M. Kahn, “Corner cube retroreflectors based on structure assisted assembly for free space optical communication,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 12(3), Jun. 2003.
 P. Djahani and J. M. Kahn, “Analysis of infrared wireless links employing multibeam transmitters and imaging diversity receivers,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 48 (12), pp. 2077-2088, Dec. 2000. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1109/26.891218.
 W. Fuertes, F. Rodas, and D. Toscano, “Evaluación de ataques UDP Flood utilizando escenarios virtuales como plataforma experimental,” Revista Facultad de Ingeniería, vol. 20(31), pp. 37-53, 2012.