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The impact of sunlight on the performance of visible light communication systems over the year
Author(s): Mahmoud Beshr; Ivan Andonovic; Moustafa Hussien
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Paper Abstract

Visible light communications (VLC) is a valuable addition to future generations of networks, utilizing light for illumination for the purposes of advanced service provisioning at high speed. Low energy consumption, license free and RF interference free operation are compelling advantages. VLC systems are affected by sunlight limiting connection availability and reliability. The paper presents an analysis of the performance of VLC systems at different locations around the world over the cycle of a year; the evaluation considers the impact of sunlight as a function of location, time and for different surfaces over the four seasons of the year.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8540, Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks IX, 85400F (19 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.978935
Show Author Affiliations
Mahmoud Beshr, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Ivan Andonovic, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Moustafa Hussien, Arab Academy for Science and Technology (Egypt)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8540:
Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks IX
Edward M. Carapezza; Henry J. White, Editor(s)

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