Development of an Indoor Hybrid PLC/VLC/IR Communication System based on TCP/IP Model

Oswaldo R. Banda-Sayco, Gustavo R. Laura-Choquehuanca, Miguel A. Zea-Vargas, Saul A. Javier-Quispe, Pablo L. Pari-Pinto

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Abstract

In this paper, we report the results obtained from the experimental implementation of a hybrid communication system, composed by: power line communication (PLC), visible light communication (VLC) and infrared light communication (IR). This hybrid PLC/VLC/IR system consists of an uplink and a downlink, allowing full-duplex communication between two personal computers. An important contribution is that it has been possible to integrate the hybrid system to the TCP/IP model through the use of a virtual network interface that allows communication between the elements of the physical layer with the upper layers present in the TCP/IP model. Additionally, USRP software defined radio platforms and the GNU Radio program are used for implementing physical layer. Performed measurements show that the entire system has a latency of 2.85 ms and a bandwidth of 29 kbps. However, using only VLC and IR, latency is reduced to 2.42 ms and the network bandwidth is increased to 2.45 Mbps.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Congreso Bienal de Argentina, ARGENCON 2020 - 2020 IEEE Biennial Congress of Argentina, ARGENCON 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728159577
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2020
Event2020 IEEE Biennial Congress of Argentina, ARGENCON 2020 - Resistencia, Argentina
Duration: 1 Dec 20204 Dec 2020

Publication series

Name2020 IEEE Congreso Bienal de Argentina, ARGENCON 2020 - 2020 IEEE Biennial Congress of Argentina, ARGENCON 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Biennial Congress of Argentina, ARGENCON 2020
Country/TerritoryArgentina
CityResistencia
Period1/12/204/12/20

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Keywords

  • GNU Radio
  • Hybrid system
  • Infrared (IR)
  • Power Line Communication (PLC)
  • Software Defined Radio (SDR)
  • TCP/IP Model
  • USRP
  • Visible Light Communication (VLC)

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