Visible light communication (VLC) has emerged as a potential wireless connectivity solution for infrastructure-to-vehicle networks where street lights can be configured to serve as access points. In this letter, we propose dynamic soft handover algorithm based on coordinated multipoint (CoMP) transmission. The proposed algorithm takes the rate of change in the received power as an input and accordingly revises the handover margin and time-to-trigger value without explicit information of the vehicle velocity. Our simulation results demonstrate that the proposed algorithm outperforms conventional CoMP and hard handover and maintains a stable signal quality regardless of vehicle velocity.
- Visible light communications
- vehicular network
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Modeling and Simulation
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering