Adaptive OFDM for VLC systems with multiple transmitters

Nurzhan Kalikulov, Refik Caglar Kizilirmak

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The aim of this paper is to investigate the performance of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) based visible light communication systems (VLC) with multiple transmitters. We have modeled our scenario with two synchronously broadcasting transmitters and a single receiver. We then incorporate the cabling delay between the transmitters that cause periodic deep fades in the frequency response of the broadcasting channel. We propose to employ adaptive modulation in order to increase the spectral efficiency of the system. Simulation results demonstrate that adaptive modulation can improve the performance of OFDM based VLC systems for the considered practical channel conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium, IWS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509006960
Publication statusPublished - Oct 6 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium, IWS 2016 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Mar 14 2016Mar 16 2016


Conference2016 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium, IWS 2016


  • adaptive communication
  • Visible light communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation

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