Design and Implementation of a Tuned Analog Front-End for Extending VLC Transmission Range

Majed Basha, Martin J.N. Sibley, Peter J. Mather, Aliyu Makama

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Abstract

Visible Light Communication (VLC) is challenged by two main drawbacks: ambient light interference and the transmission range. To overcome these drawbacks, we propose an On Off Keying (OOK) based tuned VLC Analog Front-End (AFE) using simple and low-cost electronic circuity. The proposed VLC receiver architecture consists of a transimpedance amplifier and a fourth order Multiple Feed Back (MFB) band pass filter. The filter is designed with high gain and high-quality factor (Q) for a specified center (resonant) frequency. The system performance was measured in terms of Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) at two different resonant frequencies. Experimental results show that the proposed VLC front-end is able to extend the transmission range from 60cm to 2.2m without any form of lensing at either transmitter or receiver. The receiver also showed robustness against ambient light interference. A data rate of 20kbps over a distance of 1.8m with a bit error rate (BER) <10-9 was successfully achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 International Conference on Computing, Electronics and Communications Engineering, iCCECE 2018
EditorsPeter S. Excell, Maaruf Ali, Andrew Jones, Safeeullah Soomro, Mahdi H. Miraz
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages173-177
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538649046
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2019
Event1st IEEE International Conference on Computing, Electronics and Communications Engineering, iCCECE 2018 - Southend, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Aug 201817 Aug 2018

Conference

Conference1st IEEE International Conference on Computing, Electronics and Communications Engineering, iCCECE 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySouthend
Period16/08/1817/08/18

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Light interference
Natural frequencies
Operational amplifiers
Bandpass filters
Bit error rate
Transmitters
Signal to noise ratio
Feedback
Visible light communication
Costs
Amplitude shift keying

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Basha, M., Sibley, M. J. N., Mather, P. J., & Makama, A. (2019). Design and Implementation of a Tuned Analog Front-End for Extending VLC Transmission Range. In P. S. Excell, M. Ali, A. Jones, S. Soomro, & M. H. Miraz (Eds.), Proceedings - 2018 International Conference on Computing, Electronics and Communications Engineering, iCCECE 2018 (pp. 173-177). [8658815] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/iCCECOME.2018.8658815
Basha, Majed ; Sibley, Martin J.N. ; Mather, Peter J. ; Makama, Aliyu. / Design and Implementation of a Tuned Analog Front-End for Extending VLC Transmission Range. Proceedings - 2018 International Conference on Computing, Electronics and Communications Engineering, iCCECE 2018. editor / Peter S. Excell ; Maaruf Ali ; Andrew Jones ; Safeeullah Soomro ; Mahdi H. Miraz. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. pp. 173-177
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Basha, M, Sibley, MJN, Mather, PJ & Makama, A 2019, Design and Implementation of a Tuned Analog Front-End for Extending VLC Transmission Range. in PS Excell, M Ali, A Jones, S Soomro & MH Miraz (eds), Proceedings - 2018 International Conference on Computing, Electronics and Communications Engineering, iCCECE 2018., 8658815, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 173-177, 1st IEEE International Conference on Computing, Electronics and Communications Engineering, iCCECE 2018, Southend, United Kingdom, 16/08/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/iCCECOME.2018.8658815

Design and Implementation of a Tuned Analog Front-End for Extending VLC Transmission Range. / Basha, Majed; Sibley, Martin J.N.; Mather, Peter J.; Makama, Aliyu.

Proceedings - 2018 International Conference on Computing, Electronics and Communications Engineering, iCCECE 2018. ed. / Peter S. Excell; Maaruf Ali; Andrew Jones; Safeeullah Soomro; Mahdi H. Miraz. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. p. 173-177 8658815.

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Basha M, Sibley MJN, Mather PJ, Makama A. Design and Implementation of a Tuned Analog Front-End for Extending VLC Transmission Range. In Excell PS, Ali M, Jones A, Soomro S, Miraz MH, editors, Proceedings - 2018 International Conference on Computing, Electronics and Communications Engineering, iCCECE 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2019. p. 173-177. 8658815 https://doi.org/10.1109/iCCECOME.2018.8658815