Optical non-orthogonal multiple access for visible light communication

Marshoud, H., Muhaidat, S., Sofotasios, P. C., Hussain, S. , Imran, M. and Sharif, B. S. (2018) Optical non-orthogonal multiple access for visible light communication. IEEE Wireless Communications, 25(2), pp. 82-88. (doi:10.1109/MWC.2018.1700122)

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Abstract

The proliferation of mobile Internet and connected devices, offering a variety of services at different levels of performance, represents a major challenge for the fifth generation wireless networks and beyond. This requires a paradigm shift towards the development of key enabling techniques for the next generation wireless networks. In this respect, visible light communication (VLC) has recently emerged as a new communication paradigm that is capable of providing ubiquitous connectivity by complementing radio frequency communications. One of the main challenges of VLC systems, however, is the low modulation bandwidth of the light-emitting-diodes, which is in the megahertz range. This article presents a promising technology, referred to as "optical- non-orthogonal multiple access (O-NOMA)", which is envisioned to address the key challenges in the next generation of wireless networks. We provide a detailed overview and analysis of the state-of-the-art integration of O-NOMA in VLC networks. Furthermore, we provide insights on the potential opportunities and challenges as well as some open research problems that are envisioned to pave the way for the future design and implementation of O-NOMA in VLC systems.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Visible light communication, NOMA.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad and Hussain, Dr Sajjad
Authors: Marshoud, H., Muhaidat, S., Sofotasios, P. C., Hussain, S., Imran, M., and Sharif, B. S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:IEEE Wireless Communications
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:1536-1284
ISSN (Online):1558-0687
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Wireless Communications 25(2):82-88
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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