OCDMA and OSTBC based VLC transceiver design using NI cDAQ

Arslan Khalid*, Hafiz M. Asif

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Visible light communication (VLC) is a novel technology especially for short-range data communication. IEEE has standardized VLC for 5G systems as a means to short-range wireless communication. In this paper, a complete state-of-the-art VLC software-defined radio is designed using NI cDAQ components tools developed in LabVIEW/MATLAB. The main objectives in designing a VLC transceiver are the suitable envelope for driving LEDs (transmitters) and a high data rate. The current work makes use of optical code division multiple access mainly to achieve the said objectives. It is shown through comparison with existing system that the proposed system is computationally less expensive and provides improved data rate. Finally, simulation programs are also developed and the proposed system is compared with the existing system in terms of bit error rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-108
Number of pages12
JournalPhotonic Network Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Bit error rate (BER)
  • Enhanced sub-carrier index modulation OFDM (ESIM-OFDM)
  • Optical code division multiple access (OCDMA)
  • Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)
  • Sigma-delta modulator (SDM)
  • Space–time block code (STBC)
  • Visible light communication (VLC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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