An open-path/free-space optical communication system using reflected light has modulated optical or laser sources and provides communication between the modulated source and a detector in an obstructed line-of-sight relationship. The system detects backscattered light impinging on a target illuminated by the source of light. Barrier objects positioned in a line-of-sight path between the source and detector are circumvented and a first device that provides the modulation signal for the source controls a remote second device.
Killinger, Dennis K., "Open-path/free-space optical communication system and method using reflected or backscattered light" (2010). USF Patents. 499.
University of South Florida