On the performance of MIMO OFDM-based intra-vehicular VLC networks

Bugra Turan, Omer Narmanlioglu, Sinem Coleri Ergen, Murat Uysal

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Vehicular hotspots for on-board Internet access using Long Term Evolution (LTE) as the backhaul network has recently gained popularity. Currently, Wi-Fi is the most common technology to provide in-vehicle access, where data has been relayed through on board LTE receiver. Despite its wide acceptance, coexistence and contention based data rate limitations with Wi-Fi necessitates alternatives for in-vehicle data access schemes. This paper investigates the performance of hybrid LTE and visible light communication (VLC) networks using LTE as the backhaul and VLC as the on-board access network.Under the consideration of vehicle interior unique channel characteristics and light emitting diode (LED) deployment flexibility, best transmitter configuration using repetition coding (RC) and spatial multiplexing (SM) multiple input multiple output (MIMO)modes is determined. Proposed configurations based on direct current biased optical orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing(DCO-OFDM) are compared with respect to their bit-error-rate (BER) performances. Furthermore, the performance of intravehicular VLC networks for single and multi-user scenarios is investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 84th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509017010
StatePublished - Jul 2 2016
Event84th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2016 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Sep 18 2016Sep 21 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Other84th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2016


  • OFDM
  • Optical MIMO
  • Vehicular VLC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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