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Adaptive Modulation Control for Visible Light Communication Systems


Visible light communication (VLC) builds on the dual use of lightening infrastructure for communication. Even though the advantages of VLC are well known, as emerging communication paradigm, some open issues still need to be addressed in order to rely on it as a robust communication system. First of all, external interference as an extremely varying signal impacting on the reliability of the VLC system needs to be analyzed. In this paper, we propose a system where the link conditions (in terms of signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR)) drive the modulation scheme and this procedure is managed through the use of an uplink/channel, to assure a feedback path. The receiver is in charge of choosing the modulation scheme matching the requirement in terms of error rate on the basis of the measured SNR after noise mitigation. The feasibility of the system and its effectiveness are evaluated by designing and implementing a complete bi-directional system. In particular, an uplink channel sending the information regarding the specific selected modulation technique has been implemented and the whole system is based on a fine synchronization approach in order to "track" in real time the most suitable modulation scheme. Experimental results show the effectiveness of a bi-directional system in order to implement an adaptive VLC system able to follow the environmental changes (in terms of interference and noise).
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hal-03134465 , version 1 (08-02-2021)



Antonio Costanzo, Valeria Loscri, Mauro Biagi. Adaptive Modulation Control for Visible Light Communication Systems. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2021, ⟨10.1109/JLT.2021.3056177⟩. ⟨hal-03134465⟩


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