Evaluation of Visible Light Communication system performance in the presence of sunlight irradiance

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Abstract

The paper reports on an evaluation of the impact of VLC system performance owing to sunlight irradiance over the year for two representative locations, Cairo - Egypt and Berlin - Germany. The evaluation is extended to treat the impact of cloud coverage on system performance. The average system SNR, BER and achievable data rate are estimated for the most common surfaces used within indoor environments. A comparative analysis of the performance when shot noise due to sunlight is assumed to follow Gaussian statistics is also presented. The impact of LED panel placement on system performance has been conducted. The analysis yields the LED placement that provides the optimum SNR, fulfils the lighting specifications as governed by standards and minimises the fluctuation in the average SNR across the room to assure consistent provisioning. The analysis considers representative room shapes, room sizes, LED specification, evaluation workplace, LED panel size over different metrological conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ.
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781467378802
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2015
Event17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2015 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 5 Jul 20159 Jul 2015

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2015
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period5/07/159/07/15

Keywords

  • Gaussian processes
  • error statistics
  • indoor communication
  • light emitting diodes
  • optical communication
  • sunlight
  • bit error rate
  • communication systems
  • lighting
  • plastics
  • signal to noise ration
  • system performance

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