Performance Investigation of Streetlight-to-Vehicle Visible Light Communication

Hossien B. Eldeeb, Mohammed Elamassie, Sami Muhaidat, Murat Uysal, Tu Dac Ho

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This paper investigates streetlight-to-vehicle visible light communication (VLC) system performance for outdoor broadcasting applications. We adopt streetlight lamps as optical internet-of-thing (IoT) devices broadcasting internet services and safety messages to road vehicles. With their asymmetrical radiation patterns, Streetlight antennas are exceedingly different from indoor lighting modules, which deploy ceiling luminaries with ideal Lambertian ones. Therefore, a realistic channel modelling for streetlight-to-vehicle VLC system should be deployed for precise performance insights. We consider a streetlight-to-vehicle VLC system in a two-lane road with multiple light poles uniformly distributed on both sides. Based on that, we investigate the system performance of the streetlight-to-vehicle VLC system in terms of the bit-error-rate (BER) and outage distance and explore the effect of different transceivers and system parameters on the performance. These consider the transmission modulation order, receiver size, height of the streetlight poles, and their corresponding intermediate distances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2023 IEEE 97th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2023-Spring - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9798350311143
StatePublished - 2023
Event97th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2023-Spring - Florence, Italy
Duration: Jun 20 2023Jun 23 2023

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Conference97th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2023-Spring


  • Optical IoT
  • Visible light communication
  • modulation order
  • outdoor broadcasting
  • streetlight-to-vehicle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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