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Optimization of signal-to-noise ratio for wireless light-emitting diode communication in modern lighting layouts
Author(s): Luqman A. Azizan; Mohammad S. Ab-Rahman; Mazen R. Hassan; A. Ashrif A. Bakar; Rosdiadee Nordin

Paper Abstract

White light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are predicted to be widely used in domestic applications in the future, because they are becoming widespread in commercial lighting applications. The ability of LEDs to be modulated at high speeds offers the possibility of using them as sources for communication instead of illumination. The growing interest in using these devices for both illumination and communication requires attention to combine this technology with modern lighting layouts. A dual-function system is applied to three models of modern lighting layouts: the hybrid corner lighting layout (HCLL), the hybrid wall lighting layout (HWLL), and the hybrid edge lighting layout (HELL). Based on the analysis, the relationship between the space adversity and the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) performance is demonstrated for each model. The key factor that affects the SNR performance of visible light communication is the reliance on the design parameter that is related to the number and position of LED lights. The model of HWLL is chosen as the best layout, since 61% of the office area is considered as an excellent communication area and the difference between the area classification, Δp, is 22%. Thus, this system is applicable to modern lighting layouts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 53(4) 045103 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.53.4.045103
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 53, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Luqman A. Azizan, Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)
Univ. Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)
Mohammad S. Ab-Rahman, Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)
Mazen R. Hassan, Asia Pacific Univ. (Malaysia)
A. Ashrif A. Bakar, Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)
Rosdiadee Nordin, Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)

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