Car-to-car visible light communications

Pengfei Luo, Hsin Mu Tsai, Zabih Ghassemlooy, Wantanee Viriyasitavat, Hoa Le Minh, Xuan Tang

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This chapter outlines the performance analysis and evaluation of a car-to-car (C2C) visible light communication (VLC) using 2 × 2 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO). It describes C2C VLC communication models including both single-input single-output (SISO) and MIMO, noise sources, and road surface. In C2C VLC systems, a market-weighted headlamp model, road surface Lambertian reflection model, optical MIMO model, and ambient noise model are adapted. The combination of both the high- and low-beam headlamps in vehicles provides a safe and comfortable driving conditions for drivers and other road users during day and night times and in all weather, traffic, and road conditions. For optical wireless communication channel, there are two additional light noise sources, which are the background solar radiation during the daytime, and the artificial light at night time. Link duration is defined as the time when two nodes can communicate with each other, or in the case of C2C VLC, when two cars can establish a link and maintain communication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVisible Light Communications
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Applications
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781498767545
ISBN (Print)9781498767538
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


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