Fundamental analysis of a car to car visible light communication system

Luo, Pengfei, Ghassemlooy, Zabih, Le Minh, Hoa, Bentley, Edward, Burton, Andrew and Tang, Xuan (2014) Fundamental analysis of a car to car visible light communication system. In: 9th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP 2014), 23rd - 25th July 2014, Manchester, UK.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CSNDSP.2014.6923977

Abstract

This paper presents a mathematical model for car-to-car (C2C) visible light communications (VLC) that aims to predict the system performance under different communication geometries. A market-weighted headlamp beam pattern model is employed. We consider both the line-of-sight (LOS) and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) links, and outline the relationship between the communication distance, the system bit error rate (BER) performance and the BER distribution on a vertical plane. Results show that by placing a photodetector (PD) at a height of 0.2-0.4 m above road surface in the car, the communications coverage range can be extended up to 20 m at a data rate of 2Mbps.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: bit error rate; car-to-car communication; LED; road reflection; visible light communication
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2014 14:46
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:52
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18393

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