Comparison of LED illumination patterns for camera based car to car communications

Bates, Rebecca, Geldard, Callum, Hassan, Navid Bani, Burton, Andrew and Luo, Pengfei (2016) Comparison of LED illumination patterns for camera based car to car communications. In: Proceedings of the 2016 10th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP). IEEE, Piscataway, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-1-5090-2526-8

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In this paper a comparison between a spiral and a strip shaped LED is presented in terms of the maximum link distance achievable in visible light based car to car communications (VLC-C2C). The transmitted data is recovered from the frame brightness of the video signal. The intensity modulated LED is captured from two scenarios, using a focused and unfocused camera. A data rate of 180 bps with the bit error rate performance below the FEC limit of 10-3 at a distance of 100 cm is successfully achieved, sufficient for transmitting road safety messages for VLC-C2C. It is shown that under the same conditions, the strip LED can effectively recover the data from a greater distance than its spiral counterpart.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: visible light communications, Spiral shaped LED, strip shaped LED, UP-SOOK, car to car communications
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2016 09:20
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:21

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