Software Defined Platforms for Visible Light Communication: State of Art and New Possibilities

Abstract : The requirement of connected devices exponentially increases day by day as well as the bandwidth needed for novel applications. As a consequence of this, radio frequency spectrum becomes more and more crowded, thus leading to serious limitations in the diffusion of novel technologies when considering challenging environments such as hospitals and airplanes, where EM interferences are particularly unwanted. The integration of Visible Light Communication (VLC) in the existing infrastructures could provide a valid tool to address these issues. In this context, Software Defined concepts could significantly simplify the integration process, leading to the development of low cost and flexible architectures. To this end, Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP), designed and commercialized by Ettus Company and National Instruments, is emerging as a comparatively low cost hardware platform for software defined architectures, allowing rapid prototyping and test bed validations. The aim of the present work is to exploit the current literature in the framework of Software Defined Systems based on USRP platform for VLC purposes, while briefly highlighting some useful potentialities for the development of solid and flexible architectures.
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Antonio Costanzo, Valeria Loscri, Sandra Costanzo. Software Defined Platforms for Visible Light Communication: State of Art and New Possibilities. IEEE Communications Society Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (ComSoc MMTC) E-Letter, IEEE, 2017, 12 (3), pp.14-18. ⟨hal-01590267⟩

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