Robust precoding design for indoor MU-MISO visible light communication

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Visible light communication (VLC) is recognized as a promising technology to complement existing wireless communication systems due to its main advantages such as ease of deployment, low cost and large unlicensed bandwidth. This paper considers the precoding design for a multi-user multiple-input-single-output VLC system. Two major concerns need to be considered while solving such a problem. The first one is related to the inter-user interference, basically inherent to our consideration of a multi-user system, while the second results from the users' mobility, causing imperfect channel estimates. To address both concerns, we propose robust precoding designs that solve both max-min SINR and minimal illumination level problems. The first problem allows users' rates maximization while ensuring fairness and the second problem decides the feasibility of a certain set of target SINRs. The proposed robust designs are studied under different conditions, and are shown to achieve a high gain over their nonrobust counterparts.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781538617342
StatePublished - Jun 11 2018

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