Performance-enhanced gigabit/s MIMO-OFDM visible light communications using CSI-free/dependent precoding techniques
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AbstractIn this paper, we propose two digital signal processing (DSP) techniques, the orthogonal circulant matrix transform (OCT) technique and the singular value decomposition (SVD)-based adaptive loading, to reduce the bit error rate (BER) of multiple-input-multiple-output orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MIMO-OFDM)-based visible light communication (VLC) systems, without and with using the channel state information (CSI), respectively. A gigabit/s 2 × 2 MIMO-OFDM VLC system under ~100-MHz system bandwidth, with both symmetrical and asymmetrical MIMO setups, is demonstrated. It is shown that both techniques can attain outstanding BER reduction regardless of the transceivers’ geometrical distributions. The SVD-based adaptive loading exhibits the best performance but requires the CSI. The OCT technique can achieve suboptimal performance without the needs of CSI. In both the 1.6-Gbit/s symmetrical MIMO setup and the 1.2-Gbit/s asymmetrical setup, we achieved more than one and two orders of magnitude reductions in the BER by using the OCT technique and the SVD-based adaptive loading, respectively.
Acceptance Date07/04/2019
All Author(s) ListYang Hong, Lian-Kuan Chen, Jian Zhao
Volume Number27
Issue Number9
PublisherOptical Society of America
Pages12806 - 12816
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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