Conceptual design for indoor visible light communication and positioning cooperative systems

Changyuan Yu, Xiaodi You, Zhongxu Liu, Jian Chen

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Recently, how to achieve simultaneous high-speed data transmission and accurate positioning has been an interesting topic. Under the indoor illumination environment, the cooperation between visible light communication (VLC) and visible light positioning (VLP) has attracted increasing attention. In this paper, we review our recent proposed conceptual designs, which can realize cooperative VLC and VLP functionalities. By utilizing receiver location information, a location-based equalization (LBE) method is proposed for indoor VLC, where location-based equalizers are designed to compensate for multi-path channel distortion. By utilizing the estimated channel state information (CSI) during VLC process, a CSI-based VLP scheme is proposed, where the distances information between transmitters and the receiver can be extracted from received signals to enable VLPs. In order to integrate VLC and VLP within the same system, the spread-spectrum plugin of optical identification is inserted into the existing VLC frame structure to avoid signal mutual interference without breaking the existing VLC protocol.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 22nd International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2020
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781728184234
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020
Event22nd International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2020 - Bari, Italy
Duration: 19 Jul 202023 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
ISSN (Electronic)2162-7339


Conference22nd International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2020


  • Cooperative design
  • Visible light communication
  • Visible light positioning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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