Hard and soft switching for indoor hybrid VLC/RF systems

Aigerim Ashimbayeva, Nurzhan Kalikulov, Refik Kizilirmak

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Abstract

The paper is dedicated to analysis of hard switching (HS) and soft switching (SS) methods for hybrid VLC/RF systems. VLC communication is well known for its efficient high data rate service for short range wireless communication, however it relies on the condition of line of sight link. Its counterpart, RF communication, is easy to implement and widely available in most places. In this work, we consider hybrid VLC/RF system which takes advantages of both links by implementing HS and SS methods. In HS, either VLC or RF, whichever has higher throughput, is selected. In SS, on the other hand, data is transmitted though both links simultaneously however the total available electrical power is shared between the links. We demonstrate that SS outperforms HS when the power is optimally shared between the VLC and RF links.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th IEEE International Conference on Application of Information and Communication Technologies, AICT 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538605011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 10 2019
Event11th IEEE International Conference on Application of Information and Communication Technologies, AICT 2017 - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: Sep 20 2017Sep 22 2017

Publication series

Name11th IEEE International Conference on Application of Information and Communication Technologies, AICT 2017 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference11th IEEE International Conference on Application of Information and Communication Technologies, AICT 2017
CountryRussian Federation
CityMoscow
Period9/20/179/22/17

Keywords

  • hard switching
  • hybrid VLC/RF
  • soft switching
  • visible light communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Ashimbayeva, A., Kalikulov, N., & Kizilirmak, R. (2019). Hard and soft switching for indoor hybrid VLC/RF systems. In 11th IEEE International Conference on Application of Information and Communication Technologies, AICT 2017 - Proceedings [8687098] (11th IEEE International Conference on Application of Information and Communication Technologies, AICT 2017 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICAICT.2017.8687098