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We consider illumination sensing in a light emitting diode (LED) lighting system based on frequency division multiplexing (FDM). In the FDM scheme, LEDs render periodical illumination pulses at different frequencies with prescribed duty cycles. The purpose of illumination sensing is to identify the illumination contributions of different LEDs at a target location, within a limited response time. With the use of a photosensor at the target location, the problem of interest is to estimate the amplitude of the sensor signal component due to each LED. In this paper, we propose a successive estimation approach exploiting higher order harmonics of the sensor signal. We show that a larger number of LEDs can be supported using the proposed approach, as compared to our previous approach using only the fundamental frequency component, at the same estimation error.
Date of Conference: 14-19 March 2010