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Optical Engineering

Outage and bit error rate analysis for vehicular visible light communications
Author(s): Sheng-Hong Lin; Jin-Yuan Wang; Xu Bao; Yun Li
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Paper Abstract

Recently, vehicular visible light communication (V2LC) is proposed as a solution to increase road safety and realize autonomous driving. The system performance for the outdoor V2LC system is investigated. In the system, the main distortion is caused by ambient-induced shot noise and thermal noise. With path loss and atmosphere turbulence, a statistical channel model is established for outdoor V2LC. Based on the channel model, the probability density function of the composite channel gain is derived. Moreover, the theoretical expressions of the outage probability and the bit error rate are derived, respectively. Numerical results show that the derived theoretical expressions are very accurate and can evaluate the system performance without time-intensive simulations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 56(8) 086114 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.56.8.086114
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 56, Issue 8
Show Author Affiliations
Sheng-Hong Lin, Huaiyin Institute of Technology (China)
Nanjing Institute of Mechatronic Technology (China)
Jin-Yuan Wang, Huaiyin Institute of Technology (China)
Nanjing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Southeast Univ. (China)
Xu Bao, Huaiyin Institute of Technology (China)
Yun Li, Huaiyin Institute of Technology (China)


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