FPGA-based test-bed for visible light communication physical layer study

Konferenz: European Wireless 2016 - 22th European Wireless Conference
18.05.2016 - 20.05.2016 in Oulu, Finnland

Tagungsband: European Wireless 2016

Seiten: 6Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Saud, Muhammad Saad; Wirtanen, Marko; Chowdhury, Helal; Haenninen, Tuomo; Katz, Marcos (Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), University of Oulu, Finland)
Haekkinen, Juha (Circuits and Systems (CAS) Group, University of Oulu, Finland)

In this paper, a field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based, visible light communication (VLC) test-bed implementation is reported. The overall test system is capable of generating digital signals such as tones and modulated data, transmitting it through one node and receiving it back through another node or looping it back from same node using VLC frontend circuits. This system is primarily developed to evaluate the quality of VLC front-ends, different receiver (Rx) and transmitter (Tx) configurations, and different geometries amid increased interest of researchers in this technology to cope up with different real-world problems in the field of VLC.