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The benefit of frequency-selective rate adaptation for optical wireless communications

 
: Berenguer, P.W.; Jungnickel, V.; Fischer, J.K.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-:
10th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 2016. Proceedings : 20-22 July, Prague, Czech Republic
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-5090-2526-8
ISBN: 978-1-5090-2527-5
pp.159-164
International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks & Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP) <10, 2016, Prague>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer HHI ()

Abstract
In this paper, we evaluate the potential of adaptive transmission for optical wireless communications, used together with a real-valued, DC-biased optical (DCO) orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) waveform. Particularly, we include frequency-selective bit- and power-loading on top of DCO-OFDM. This combination is well known as discrete multitone (DMT). We work out the significant advantage of frequency-selective rate adaptation for operation in both, low signal-to-noise ratios and non-line-of-sight scenarios, as compared to using a fixed modulation format commonly applied over all subcarriers and switching between these formats. Our evaluation is based on the channel impulse responses (CIRs) provided by the IEEE task group for the 802.15.7r1 standard. Transmission bandwidth is up to 200 MHz, as supported by modern optical wireless frontends.

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