Special Issue "Visible Light Communication (VLC)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: visible light communication; LiFi; Internet of Things; digital signal processing
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This special issue focuses on visible light communications (VLC) and spans both MDPI Sensors and Photonics. Visible light communication has gained enormous popularity across numerous domains, including short- and long-range communications and positioning and intelligent transport systems, amongst others. In general, it has been positioned as an emerging access network technology that has become an ever-increasing topic of interest over the last two decades.
Several key research challenges have emerged within the VLC domain, including multitechnology network tenancy, high data rates, physical layer security, resource allocation, co-design of high-speed data rates and dimming capabilities, machine-to-machine, underwater links, system network topologies, front-end design, and novel material photoactive components. In terms of global development, standards have been developed that define the minimum operation of VLC networks (IEEE802.11bb, amongst others).
In comparison with conventional RF networks, VLC can offer several advantages, including significantly higher data rates exceeding 10 Gb/s, inherent security as light does not traverse walls and the LED beam can be dedicated to a highly defined area (attocells), license-free operation, and no interference with existing RF systems, which is valuable in airplane and hospital applications. Therefore, the field of VLC promises substantial opportunities for basic and applied research and development. The proposed Special Issue will provide an opportunity for a thorough assessment of the current state of VLC across numerous applications, helping to develop the state-of-the-art.
We welcome submissions on any topic in VLC, with particular interest in the following, nonexclusive, list of principal topics:
- Multitechnology VLC/x integration and transceiver design;
- High data rate links, channel modelling, and digital signal processing;
- Conventional and non-orthogonal modulation, coding, and multiple access;
- Optical camera communication;
- Underwater VLC;
- Intelligent transport systems;
- Mobility and integration of VLC into wider heterogeneous networks;
- Applications of neural networks and new architectures;
- VLC in healthcare sensing applications;
- Co-illumination/dimming and communication system design;
- Software-defined VLC, resource allocation, and multiuser system design.
Dr. Chen Chen
Manuscript Submission Information
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