Performance of a precoding MIMO system for decentralized multiuser indoor visible light communications

Yang Hong, Jian Chen, Zixiong Wang, Changyuan Yu

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This paper investigates the performance of our recently proposed precoding multiuser (MU) MIMO system in indoor visible light communications (VLC). The transmitted data of decentralized users are transmitted by light-emitting-diode (LED) arrays after precoding in a transmitter, by which the MU interference is eliminated. Thus, the complexity of user terminals could be reduced, which results in the reduction of power consumption. The limitation of block diagonalization precoding algorithm in VLC systems is investigated. The corresponding solution by utilizing optical detectors with different fields of view (FOV) is derived, and the impact of FOV to the proposed system is also analyzed. In this paper, we focus on BER and signal-to-noise-ratio performances of the proposed system with the consideration of the mobility of user terminals. Simulation results show that the majority of the indoor region can achieve 100 Mb/s at a BER of 10- 6 when single LED chip's power is larger than 10 mW.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6568880
JournalIEEE Photonics Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2013


  • light-emitting diode (LED)
  • multi-user (MU) MIMO
  • precoding
  • Visible light communication (VLC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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