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VLC Lab

VLC (Visible Light Communication) Lab is an experimental research space created to implement, develop, test and validate technologies related to optical wireless communications, particularly visible light communications. Several test-beds have been developed in this laboratory during the past years, and this development work continues, aiming at creating a number of practical solutions as well as novel communication concepts exploiting light. VLC Lab has developed and is developing the following systems:
• VLC test-bed based on USRP (Universal Software Radio Peripherals) (developed)
• VLC test-bed based on FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) (under development)
• VLC test-bed based on in-house developed chip-set (under development)
• Hybrid optical-radio (VLC-RF) communication system test-bed (developed)
• Fast-Handover Hybrid optical-radio (VLC-RF) communication system test-bed (developed)
• Advanced Fast-Handover Hybrid optical-radio (VLC-RF) communication system test-bed (under development)
• Basic Joint Lighting and Light-based Communication research (under development)
• Concept of interactive Visible Light Communications (iVLC): Combining VLC and smart lighting (under development)
• Secure communications based on optical communications (under development)
• Novel concepts and applications of VLC (under development)
• Light-Based IoT: under development

Test-beds development, validation, performance evaluation and experimentation of light-based wireless communications in the following environments:
• indoor: home, office, manufacturing plants, hospitals and schools , aircrafts
• outdoor
• vehicular: car-to-car, car-to-infrastructure

University of Oulu, Centre for Wireless Communications, Networks and Systems (CWC-NS), University of Oulu, Linnanmaa campus

Contact: Prof. Marcos Katz
marcos.katz@oulu.fi
+358 40 552 8068


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