Section: New Results
Visible Light Communication for ITS applications
Participants : Mohammad Abu Alhoul, Oyunchimeg Shagdar, Fawzi Nashashibi.
Visible Light Communication (VLC) technology is an efficient supportive communication technology for platooning applications over short inter-vehicle distances. After implementing a complete VLC channel model, which enabling precise calculations of the optical link performance for different intervehicle distances presented in our previous work  , this year we have studied and proposed tracking-alike method aiming at ensuring the continuity of the Line-of-Sight (LOS) and extending the Field of view (FOV) limitations. This method benefits from the exchanged information about the relative directional position of each member of the platoon, together with front and rear facing directions of each vehicle, which can be very useful data for building a reliable smooth geometrical-based compensation method. The simulation results showed that trajectory influences on the optical incidence and irradiance angles can be compensated efficiently and without deploying any tracking method.