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Sensors 2016, 16(3), 309; doi:10.3390/s16030309

Performance Analysis of Visible Light Communication Using CMOS Sensors

School of Electronic Engineering, Soongsil University, Seoul 06978, Korea
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Academic Editor: Yael Nemirovsky
Received: 29 December 2015 / Revised: 6 February 2016 / Accepted: 25 February 2016 / Published: 29 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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This paper elucidates the fundamentals of visible light communication systems that use the rolling shutter mechanism of CMOS sensors. All related information involving different subjects, such as photometry, camera operation, photography and image processing, are studied in tandem to explain the system. Then, the system performance is analyzed with respect to signal quality and data rate. To this end, a measure of signal quality, the signal to interference plus noise ratio (SINR), is formulated. Finally, a simulation is conducted to verify the analysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: visible light communication; image sensor; performance; analysis; CMOS visible light communication; image sensor; performance; analysis; CMOS

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Do, T.-H.; Yoo, M. Performance Analysis of Visible Light Communication Using CMOS Sensors. Sensors 2016, 16, 309.

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