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Integrated system of white LED visible-light communication and power-line communication

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2 Author(s)
Komine, T. ; Dept. of Inf. & Comput. Sci., Keio Univ., Japan ; Nakagawa, M.

White LED offers advantageous properties such as high brightness, reliability, lower power consumption and long lifetime. Indoor optical wireless communication systems employing white LED lighting have been proposed. This system will enable high quality of service by the high radiation power from this lighting equipment. And, this system does not cause or suffer from radio or electromagnetic interference. But, it is difficult for existing offices and households to install the communication cable to the ceiling. In this paper, an easy wiring system for optical communication using the existing power-line is proposed. This system is emitted as visible-light from LED lighting according to the transmitted signal waveform without demodulating the signal from the power-line. This system is expected to be applicable from the existing illuminant easily like exchanging electric bulbs. This integrated system will surely have a big impact as a new signal transmission system and its economical effect will be great. The basic performance of this system is analyzed. The actual system is built and its feasibility is shown through experiments.

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Consumer Electronics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:49 ,  Issue: 1 )