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1st Edition

Visible Light Communications
Theory and Applications

ISBN 9781498767538
Published June 6, 2017 by CRC Press
568 Pages 16 Color & 234 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Visible Light Communications, written by leading researchers, provides a comprehensive overview of theory, stimulation, design, implementation, and applications. The book is divided into two parts – the first devoted to the underlying theoretical concepts of the VLC and the second part covers VLC applications. Visible Light Communications is an emerging topic with multiple functionalities including data communication, indoor localization, 5G wireless communication networks, security, and small cell optimization. This concise book will be of valuable interest from beginners to researchers in the field.

Table of Contents

Editors; Contributors; Introduction; Lighting and Communications: Devices and Systems; Channel Modeling; Modulation Schemes; IEEE 802.15.7: Visible Light Communication Standard; Techniques for Enhancing the Performance of VLC Systems; VLC Applications for Visually Impaired People; Car-to-Car Visible Light Communications; Visible Light Communications Based on Street Lighting; Transdermal Optical Communications; Underwater Visible Light Communications, Channel Modeling and System Design; VLC for Indoor Positioning: An Industrial View on Applications; Optical Small Cells, RF/VLC HetNets, and Software Defined VLC;  OFDM-Based VLC Systems FPGA Prototyping; Smart Color-Cluster Indoor VLC Systems; VLC with Organic Photonic Components; Index

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Professor Zabih Ghassemlooy CEng, Fellow of IET, SM-IEEE: Received BSc (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Manchester Metropolitan University in 1981, and MSc and PhD from UMIST in 1984 and 1987, respectively. 1987-88 he was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at City University, London. 1988 joined Sheffield Hallam University as a Lecturer, becoming a Reader in 1995 and a Professor in Optical Communications in 1997. 2004 joined the University of Northumbria at Newcastle (UNN) as an Associate Dean (AD) for Research in the School of Computing, Engineering and Information Sciences. 2012-2014 he was AD for research and innovation, Faculty of Engineering, at UNN, UK. He now heads the Northumbria Communications Research Laboratories as well as the Optical Communications Research Group within the Faculty. His research interests are in optical wireless communications, free space optics, visible light communications. He has published over 550 papers (over 200 Journals, and 4 books) and have supervised 49 PhD students. Hs is the Vice-Chair of EU Cost Action IC1101. From 2004-06 he was the IEEE UK/IR Communications Chapter Secretary, the Vice-Chairman (2004-2008), the Chairman (2008-2011), and is Chairman of the IET Northumbria Network (Oct 2011-).

Dr Luis Nero Alves graduated in 1996 and received his MSc degree in 2000, both in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Aveiro. In 2008, he obtained the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Aveiro. His PhD thesis was on high bandwidth gain product amplifiers for optical wireless applications. Since 2008, he is the lead researcher at the Integrated Circuits Group from the Instituto de Telecomunicações – Aveiro. His current research interests are aligned with the IC 1101 COST action (OPTICWISE) on optical wireless communications, where he is an active member. Luis Nero Alves has also participated on several nationally (VIDAS, EECCO both from FCT