Indoor visible light positioning combined with ellipse-based ACO-OFDM

Indoor visible light positioning combined with ellipse-based ACO-OFDM

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Visible light communications have recently gained increasing attention as it is appealing for a wide range of applications such as indoor positioning. However, the light-emitting diode-based indoor positioning systems suffer from multipath distortion inside a room, leading to high positioning error. In order to mitigate the effect of multipath distortion of the optical channel, an indoor visible light positioning algorithm combined with ellipse-based asymmetrically clipped optical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (ACO-OFDM) is proposed in this study, wherein the real-valued output of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing is modulated onto an ellipse, and only the imaginary value from the complex point on the ellipse is transmitted. Moreover, a received-signal-strength technique is used to determine the location of the receiver, and the Trust-region technique is employed to realise the 3D positioning. Simulation results demonstrate that this proposed algorithm can achieve high positioning accuracy, and the impact of different system parameters on the positioning accuracy is further investigated compared with the systems based on ACO-OFDM.


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