Experimental Demonstration of Vehicle to Road Side Infrastructure Visible Light Communications

Eso, Elizabeth, Ghassemlooy, Zabih, Zvanovec, Stanislav, Gholami, Asghar, Burton, Andrew and Hassan, Othman Isam (2019) Experimental Demonstration of Vehicle to Road Side Infrastructure Visible Light Communications. In: The 2nd West Asian Colloquium on Optical Wireless Communications (WACOWC2019): 27-28 April, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran. IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 85-89. ISBN 9781728137681, 9781728137674

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The increasing use of light emitting diodes in traffic lights offer excellent opportunities for implementation of visible light communications (VLC)based wireless technology as part of intelligent transport systems in smart environments. In this paper, we experimentally demonstrate vehicle to infrastructure (V2I)communications based on the VLC technology using a real traffic light and a camera over a link span of up to 80 m. We show a reduction in the modulation depth of the signal from 1000% to 50% in order to track the light source when sending ‘0’ symbols. Also presented is the effect of operating the camera in the focused and defocused modes. The results show transmission success rates of 100% and 90% over link spans of 70 m and 80 m, respectively under specific testconditions.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Funding information: The work is supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Slodowska-Curie grant agreement no 764461 (VISION) and project GACR 17-17538S.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intelligent transport systems, modulation depth, traffic light, VLC technology, V2I
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2019 12:40
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2023 15:00
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/40183

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