Visible light communication (VLC) is an emerging communication technology that perfectly integrates into crowded legacy radio frequency (RF) environments to increase bandwidth. Despite the fact that integrating these technologies would be beneficial for both of them, there is only little research on handover mechanisms, and most of it is simulation only. We design a software defined radio (SDR) based VLC+WiFi testbed in which both technologies can coexist, design handover mechanisms between VLC and WiFi, and evaluate them based on user-induced link blockage measurements in our testbed.
Meister Richard, Classen Jiska, Saud Muhammad Saad, Katz Marcos, Hollick Matthias
A4 Article in conference proceedings
Place of publication:
Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks
Richard Meister, Jiska Classen, Muhammad Saad Saud, Marcos Katz, and Matthias Hollick. 2019. Practical VLC to WiFi Handover Mechanisms. In Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN ’19). Junction Publishing, USA, 324–329, DOI: 10.5555/3324320.3324401
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