Optimization of Receivers' Field of Views in Multi-User VLC Networks: A Bio-inspired Approach

Mahmoud Wafik Eltokhey, Mohammad Ali Khalighi, Zabih Ghassemlooy

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Visible light communication is a well-known emerging technology that enables high data rate wireless access in indoor environments by making dual-us e of light-emitting diode luminaires for providing lighting and communication. Managing multiple access and addressing the user's mobility are among the current challenges of this technology. To manage multiple access interference arising from unintended received signals of other users, different approaches have been proposed so far, including zero-forcing precoding and broadcasting of the users' signals. However, by this approach, the network performance is sensitive to the users' locations, since they affect the correlation properties of the network channel matrix. A higher correlation (e.g., for the case of users getting closer together) results in a performance degradation. To mitigate this, we propose a novel approach of optimizing the receivers field-of-views based on the bio-inspired particle swarm optimization in order to adapt to the users' location, and hence, improve the network's robustness. The efficiency of the proposed method is demonstrated through numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-139
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications
Issue number2
Early online date4 Apr 2022
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2022


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