Development of a Visible Light Communications system for optical wireless local area networks

Haigh, Paul, Son, Tran The, Bentley, Edward, Ghassemlooy, Zabih, Le Minh, Hoa and Lu, Chao (2012) Development of a Visible Light Communications system for optical wireless local area networks. In: Proceedings of the Computing, Communications and Applications Conference (ComComAp), 2012. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Piscataway, NJ, pp. 351-355. ISBN 978-1457717178

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This paper presents the development of a Visible Light Communications (VLC) system for a local area network (LAN). The link is analyzed for all development stages and compared with a typical Ethernet system. The VLC system uses a Philips Luxeon Rebel as the transmitter and a Centronic OSD15-5T as the receiver coupled with a blue filter to achieve the required 10 Mb/s bit rates. The distance in which the optical link was measured was up to 1 m, and the link was successful (BER 10-6) for distances up to 0.7 m. To achieve higher distances and therefore to make the system practical in the home or office environment, the number of LEDs used can be scaled.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Presented at the Communications and Applications Conference (ComComAp), 2012; held from 11 - 13 January at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Uncontrolled Keywords: computer networks, ethernet networks, optical link, visible light communications
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
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Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2012 09:09
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 22:29

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