Effect of Line-of-sight Channels on DC-biased Optical Filter Bank Multicarrier Visible Light Communication with Multiple LED Arrays

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Mohammed Ali Asban 1 Rahmat Talib 1,* Mohammad Faiz Abdullah 1 Mohammed S. M. Gismalla 2

1. Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Parit Raja, 86400 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia

2. Center for Communication Systems and Sensing, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijcnis.2024.03.02

Received: 11 May 2023 / Revised: 18 Aug. 2023 / Accepted: 25 Oct. 2023 / Published: 8 Jun. 2024

Index Terms

OWC, VLC, DCO-FBMC, Propagation Delay, Bit RateBER


This paper investigates the impact of propagation delay and channel loss due to the use of multiple LED arrays in visible light communication (VLC) systems based on filter bank multicarrier (FBMC) modulation. FBMC offers greater spectral efficiency, and asynchronous transmission and is a promising alternative scheme to orthogonal frequency division modulation (OFDM). The proposed FBMC model is based on 4-quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) and 16-QAM formats and uses 100 symbols and 600 input bits per symbol. In this paper, the VLC-FBMC system is designed based on the line-of-sight (LOS) model under the additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channel. Comparison analyses between different bit rates in terms of bit error rate (BER), best sampling point, and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) requirement have been carried out to show the delay and loss effect on communication quality and system performance. The results demonstrate that the proposed FBMC model achieves a bit rate of up to 29.296 Mbit/s with a low BER of 10-3 and less SNR penalty in high QAM formats, demonstrating its potential as a viable alternative to OFDM for future VLC systems.

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Mohammed Ali Asban, Rahmat Talib, Mohammad Faiz Abdullah, Mohammed S. M. Gismalla, "Effect of Line-of-sight Channels on DC-biased Optical Filter Bank Multicarrier Visible Light Communication with Multiple LED Arrays", International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS), Vol.16, No.3, pp.16-25, 2024. DOI:10.5815/ijcnis.2024.03.02


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