An FPGA-based centralized visible light beacon network [article]

Duc-Phuc Nguyen, Dinh-Dung Le
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Indoor localization systems based on Visible Light Communication (VLC) have shown promising advantages compared with systems based on other wireless technologies. In these systems, many VLC light-emitting diode (LED) anchors are employed in an indoor space in which location identification messages are sent to user devices in small packets. In normal beacon network models, micro-controller (MCU) or low-end system-on-chip (SoC) are often the coordinators which configure messages for one or many
more » ... C-LED bulbs. In this paper, we discuss about processing overload and implementation cost of the two typical models of VLC beacon network in scenarios of a hundred of VLC-LED anchors are taken into account. Finally, an FPGA-based centralized VLC transmitter and its aided Nios II-based system has been introduced to enhance the performance of the VLC beacon network. Besides, due to the centralized processing, our system model is considered to be more cost-efficient than the dedicated-processor-based models
arXiv:1903.06228v1 fatcat:soebiwmfgnc5jjnlhvix44kuoi