A geometry-based multiple bounce model for visible light communication channels

Ahmed A Al-Kinani, Cheng-Xiang Wang, Harald Haas, Yang Yang

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Abstract

High performance of visible light communication (VLC) systems requires overcoming the limitations imposed by the optical wireless channel distortions resulting from path loss and temporal dispersion. In order to design techniques to combat the effects of channel distortions, an accurate VLC channel model is needed. In this paper, we propose a new regular-shaped geometry-based multiple bounce model (RS-GBMB) for VLC channels. The proposed model employs a combined two-ring model and ellipse model, where the received signal is constructed as a sum of the line-of-sight (LoS), single-, double-, and triple bounced rays of different powers. This makes the model sufficiently generic and adaptable to a variety of indoor scenarios. Based on the proposed RS-GBMB model, statistical properties are then investigated, such as the channel DC gain, mean excess delay, root mean square (RMS) delay spread, and Rician factor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC)
PublisherIEEE
Pages31-37
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509003044
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2016
Event12th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference 2016 - Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: 5 Sep 20169 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameInternational Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference
PublisherIEEEE
ISSN (Print)2376-6506

Conference

Conference12th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference 2016
Abbreviated titleIWCMC 2016
CountryCyprus
CityPaphos
Period5/09/169/09/16

Keywords

  • Channel DC gain
  • Channel modeling
  • Rician factor
  • RMS delay spread
  • Visible light communications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Al-Kinani, A. A., Wang, C-X., Haas, H., & Yang, Y. (2016). A geometry-based multiple bounce model for visible light communication channels. In 2016 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC) (pp. 31-37). (International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IWCMC.2016.7577029