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Visible light communication and indoor positioning using a-SiCH device as receiver
Author(s): M. A. Vieira; M. Vieira; P. Louro; P. Vieira; A. Fantoni
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Paper Abstract

An indoor positioning system were trichromatic white LEDs are used both for illumination proposes and as transmitters and an optical processor, based on a-SiC:H technology, as mobile receiver is presented. OOK modulation scheme is used, and it provides a good trade-off between system performance and implementation complexity. The relationship between the transmitted data and the received digital output levels is decoded.

The system topology for positioning is a self-positioning system in which the measuring unit is mobile. This unit receives the signals of several transmitters in known locations, and has the capability to compute its location based on the measured signals. LED bulbs work as transmitters, sending information together with different IDs related to their physical locations. A triangular topology for the unit cell is analysed. A 2D localization design, demonstrated by a prototype implementation is presented. Fine-grained indoor localization is tested. The received signal is used in coded multiplexing techniques for supporting communications and navigation concomitantly on the same channel. The position is estimated through the visible multilateration metodh using several non-collinear transmitters. The location and motion information is found by mapping position and estimates the location areas.

Data analysis showed that by using a pinpin double photodiode based on a a-SiC:H heterostucture as receiver, and RBGLEDs as transmitters it is possible not only to determine the mobile target’s position but also to infer the motion direction over time, along with the received information in each position.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10453, Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 104530A (22 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2271362
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M. A. Vieira, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (Portugal)
CTS-UNINOVA (Portugal)
M. Vieira, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (Portugal)
CTS-UNINOVA (Portugal)
Univ. Nova de Lisboa (Portugal)
P. Louro, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (Portugal)
CTS-UNINOVA (Portugal)
P. Vieira, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (Portugal)
Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
A. Fantoni, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (Portugal)
CTS-UNINOVA (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10453:
Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
Manuel Filipe P. C. M. Martins Costa, Editor(s)

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