This book demonstrates the research on VLC based indoor localization in four aspects: first, it constructs the concept and model of the system; second, positioning algorithms, as the main issue in indoor localization, are detailed; third, many approaches are proposed to further improve the positioning performance; fourth, challenges will be detailed. Impulse response with multipath reflections are analyzed. Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) is proposed, and positioning performance is largely improved compared to On-off-keying (OOK) modulation. The readers will get a broad view of VLC based indoor localization from the background to the future challenges.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview Chapter 2: Fundamentals of Visible Light Communication Chapter 3: Positioning Algorithms and Systems Chapter 4: Visible Light Positioning Systems Chapter 5: Filtering Techniques in Positioning Chapter 6: Three-Dimensional Positioning Based on Nonlinear Estimation and Multiple Receivers Chapter 7 Impact of Multipath Reflections Chapter 8 OFDM Based Positioning Algorithm Chapter 9 Sensor Fusion
Dr. Mohsen Kavehrad is President of the Center for Research in Knowledge Communications (CRKC). He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University (formerly; Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute) in 1977. He is a former Professor of Electrical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, Technical Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Communications Magazine and the IEEE Magazine of Light-wave Telecommunications Systems. Presently, he is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Wireless Information Networks.
Reza Aminikashani received his B.Sc. from University of Tehran, Iran, in Electrical and Computer Engineering, M.Sc. from Ozyegin University, Turkey, in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), USA. Dr. Aminikashani’s research interests are in the broad areas of communication theory and signal processing with an emphasis on physical layer design of Wireless Communication Systems, Visible Light Communications and Free Space Optical Communications, and developing new advanced technologies and solutions for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. Dr. Aminikashani is the recipient of several awards including Penn State Alumni Association Best Dissertation Award, the most prestigious award available to Penn State graduate students, Distinguished Doctoral Scholar Medal, and Distinguished Teaching Fellowship among others. He has served as a reviewer for numerous prestigious journals, including IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters and Elsevier International Journal of Electronics and Communications.