Proceedings of the First International Conference on Information Sciences, Machinery, Materials and Energy

VLCR: Detecting Battery-free Users with Visible Lights

Authors
Youling Zhou, Yongqin Yang
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Youling Zhou
Available Online July 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icismme-15.2015.25How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Cognitive Radio; visible light communication; RFID.
Abstract
This paper presents the design and implementation of VLCR (visible light cognitive radio), a cognitive radio system where the base station can detect and communicate with users in a battery-free manner on the visible light band. Contrary to previous systems, VLCR works at visible light frequencies, which makes detecting users much harder because of the broad bandwidth and the low power constraint it incurs. We solve the power constraint problem by using a retro-reflector that can effectively focus optical energy, returning all the energy back to the base station passively, and an liquid-crystal display (LCD) that can modulate visible light signals efficiently. We have prototyped VLCR and showed that VLCR saves 2-3 orders of magnitude more power than previous cognitive radio systems, and supports concurrent operations among multiple users in the office environment.
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Proceedings
First International Conference on Information Sciences, Machinery, Materials and Energy
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
July 2015
ISBN
978-94-62520-67-7
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icismme-15.2015.25How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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