Characterization and modeling of visible light communication channels

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

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The performance of visible light communication (VLC) system may potentially be degraded by wireless optical channel distortions resulting from path loss and temporal dispersions. In order to devise techniques to combat the effects of channel distortions, an accurate channel model is needed. In this paper, we propose a new field of view (FOV) geometry-based single bounce (GBSB) model for VLC channels. Statistical properties of the proposed GBSB model are then studied, such as the channel gain, mean excess delay, root mean square (RMS) delay spread, Rician factor, and time correlation. Also, the required illuminance for the proposed scenario and the number of light emitting diodes (LEDs) per LED lamp are estimated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 83rd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring)
ISBN (Electronic)9781509016983
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event83rd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2016 - Nanjing, China
Duration: 15 May 201618 May 2016


Conference83rd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2016
Abbreviated titleVTC Spring 2016


  • Channel modeling
  • Illuminance.
  • RMS delay spread
  • Time correlation
  • Visible light communications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics


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