On the impact of PLC backhauling in multi-user hybrid VLC/RF communication systems

Mohamed Kashef, Mohamed Abdallah, Naofal Al-Dhahir, Khalid Qaraqe

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Abstract

Visible light communications (VLC) technology has recently emerged as a complementary technology to the indoor radio frequency (RF) networks. While the backhauling of the indoor RF networks has been supported by fiber optics, the backhauling of the VLC network is still an open research problem. Power line communications (PLC) has been considered as a possible solution for the VLC networks due to its ubiquity. However, given the noisy behaviour of the channels, the use of PLC backhauling requires further study to investigate the maximum rate which can be supported for VLC networks. In this paper, we continue our work on a single-user hybrid PLC/VLC/RF system [1] to study the effect of PLC backhauling in multi-user hybrid VLC/RF networks. To this end, we adopt an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)- based PLC backhaul system where we find the optimal power and subcarrier allocation algorithm that maximizes the multi-user rate utility function for the cascaded PLC and VLC links in parallel with the RF network. Moreover, we study numerically the impact of various parameters on the system performance including the PLC transmission power, the RF and VLC maximum allowable rates, and the numbers of mobile terminals and access points.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509013289
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2017
Event59th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016 - Washington, United States
Duration: 4 Dec 20168 Dec 2016

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Other59th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period4/12/168/12/16

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Communication systems
Communication
Telecommunication networks
Visible light communication
Power transmission
Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
Fiber optics
Telecommunication links

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Kashef, M., Abdallah, M., Al-Dhahir, N., & Qaraqe, K. (2017). On the impact of PLC backhauling in multi-user hybrid VLC/RF communication systems. In 2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016 - Proceedings [7842055] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2016.7842055

On the impact of PLC backhauling in multi-user hybrid VLC/RF communication systems. / Kashef, Mohamed; Abdallah, Mohamed; Al-Dhahir, Naofal; Qaraqe, Khalid.

2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. 7842055.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kashef, M, Abdallah, M, Al-Dhahir, N & Qaraqe, K 2017, On the impact of PLC backhauling in multi-user hybrid VLC/RF communication systems. in 2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016 - Proceedings., 7842055, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 59th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016, Washington, United States, 4/12/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2016.7842055
Kashef M, Abdallah M, Al-Dhahir N, Qaraqe K. On the impact of PLC backhauling in multi-user hybrid VLC/RF communication systems. In 2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. 7842055 https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2016.7842055
Kashef, Mohamed ; Abdallah, Mohamed ; Al-Dhahir, Naofal ; Qaraqe, Khalid. / On the impact of PLC backhauling in multi-user hybrid VLC/RF communication systems. 2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017.
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