A novel mirror diversity receiver for indoor MIMO visible light communication systems

Kihong Park, Wael Alheadary, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose and study a non-imaging receiver design reducing the correlation of channel matrix for indoor multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) visible light communication (VLC) systems. Contrary to previous works, our proposed mirror diversity receiver (MDR) not only blocks the reception of light on one specific direction but also improves the channel gain on the other direction by receiving the light reflected by a mirror deployed between the photodetectors. We analyze the channel capacity and optimal height of mirror in terms of maximum channel capacity for a 2 × 2 MIMO-VLC system in a 2-dimensional geometric model. We prove that this constructive and destructive effects in channel matrix resulting from our proposed MDR are more beneficial to obtain well-conditioned channel matrix which is suitable for implementing spatial-multiplexing MIMO-VLC systems in order to support high data rate.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 27th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781509032549
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 24 2016

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