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Optical Adaptive Precoding for Visible Light Communications

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22121-22130
JournalIEEE Access
Early online date27 Mar 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) techniques have recently demonstrated significant potentials in visible light communications (VLC), as they can overcome the modulation bandwidth limitation and provide substantial improvement in terms of spectral efficiency and link reliability. However, MIMO systems typically suffer from inter-channel interference, which causes severe degradation to the system performance. In this context, we propose a novel optical adaptive precoding (OAP) scheme for the downlink of MIMO VLC systems, which exploits the knowledge of transmitted symbols to enhance the effective signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio. Furthermore, we derive bit-error-rate expressions for the proposed OAP scheme under perfect and outdated channel state information (CSI). Our results demonstrate that the proposed scheme is more robust to both CSI error and channel correlation, compared to conventional channel inversion precoding. These results are expected to provide useful insights in the effective design and efficient operation of VLC networks.


  • Adaptive optics, constructive interference, CSI error, Interference, Light emitting diodes, MIMO, MIMO communication, Optical receivers, Optical transmitters, Precoding, precoding, Visible light communications

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