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Sensors 2018, 18(8), 2741; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18082741

Device Management and Data Transport in IoT Networks Based on Visible Light Communication

School of Computer Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
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Received: 27 July 2018 / Revised: 16 August 2018 / Accepted: 18 August 2018 / Published: 20 August 2018
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Abstract

LED-based Visible Light Communication (VLC) has been proposed as the IEEE 802.15.7 standard and is regarded as a new wireless access medium in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) environment. With this trend, many works have already been made to improve the performance of VLC. However, the effectively integration of VLC services into IoT networks has not yet been sufficiently studied. In this paper, we propose a scheme for device management and data transport in IoT networks using VLC. Specifically, we discuss how to manage VLC transmitters and receivers, and to support VLC data transmission in IoT networks. The proposed scheme considers uni-directional VLC transmissions from transmitter to receivers for delivery of location-based VLC data. The backward transmission from VLC receivers will be made by using platform server and aggregation agents in the network. For validation and performance analysis, we implemented the proposed scheme with VLC-capable LED lights and open sources of oneM2M. From the experimental results for virtual museum services, we see that the VLC data packets can be exchanged within 590 ms, and the handover between VLC transmitters can be completed within 210 ms in the testbed network. View Full-Text
Keywords: Visible Light Communication; Internet of Things; device management; data transport; experimentation; analysis Visible Light Communication; Internet of Things; device management; data transport; experimentation; analysis
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Kim, C.-M.; Koh, S.-J. Device Management and Data Transport in IoT Networks Based on Visible Light Communication. Sensors 2018, 18, 2741.

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