High speed millimeter-wave and visible light communication with off-the-shelf components

Iman Tavakkolnia, David Cheadle, Rui Bian, Tian Hong Loh, Harald Haas

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Abstract

The ever increasing demand for higher data rates and seamless wireless connectivity have forced both academic and industrial strategists of wireless communications to consider exploring higher frequency bands other than the heavily utilised sub-6 GHz radio spectrum. The millimetre, infrared, and visible light spectra of electromagnetic waves are three of the most favourable choices. In this paper, we examine two wireless communication testbed systems operating in the millimetre-wave (mmWave) and visible spectra. Both systems are based on commercially available off-the-shelf components. Different aspects, e.g., modulation, link distance and partial link blockage, are studied. We experimentally show that both systems are capable of providing giga-bit-per-second data rates, and infer that a hybrid system can be the solution that mitigates drawbacks of each individual technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2020 - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ.
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781728173078
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2020
Event2020 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2020 - Virtual, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 7 Dec 202011 Dec 2020

Publication series

Name2020 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2020 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2020
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityVirtual, Taipei
Period7/12/2011/12/20

Keywords

  • 5G
  • Light Fidelity (LiFi)
  • Millimeter-wave (mmWave)
  • orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)
  • visible light communication (VLC)

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