Update OpenSource List

The OpticalPress Team is happy to provide Open Source Codes based on IEEE 802.15.7-2018 Optical Wireless Communication (OWC) standard, the most recent international standard that includes Optical Camera Communication (OCC) technologies. We believe that the codes are beneficial for the implementation of your novel ideas as well as practical comparison purposes. We were lucky and … Continue reading Update OpenSource List

Needs for OCC: Line code, Scrambler, Interleaving, and CRC

This post discusses several aspects of light communication as follows Line Coding: What and Why Line Coding is needed? Other choices? Scrambler: What is a Scrambler? OCC needs this? Interleaving: Purpose and Generation. Cyclic Redundancy Check: Where it is applied.   Run-length limited code for Visible Light Communication According to Wikipedia, for reliable clock recovery … Continue reading Needs for OCC: Line code, Scrambler, Interleaving, and CRC

Customizing MAC for OCC Modes

This post discusses the topic related to OCC MAC and MPDU.   IEEE 802.15.7m OCC MAC Layer "Use of over-the-air MAC frame configuration is forbidden for PHY types IV, V and VI. It is mandatory MAC frame configuration be done via the MAC PIB. This is due to the fact that unlike traditional wireless LAN/PAN, the data … Continue reading Customizing MAC for OCC Modes

Software-defined Configuration method for OCC Systems

The purpose of the post is to specify the PIB attributes for configuring a particular OCC PHY mode. Any OCC PHY mode is co-existing with the others and recognizable by a specific receiver once the PIBs are specified. The configuration of PHY-PIB attributes is software-defined (App-based). Without using PHY-frame overhead, the App-based configuration is communication … Continue reading Software-defined Configuration method for OCC Systems

PPDU: PHY frame format for CM-FSK & C-OOK

This post reviews the design of the Physical-layer Packet Data Unit (PPDU) for CM-FSK  and C-OOK operating modes within PHY V of IEEE 802.15.7m. For a detailed explanation of how these modes operate, please visit the previous CM-FSM post and the previous C-OOK post. The comparison between these modulation schemes for rolling shutter OCC was discussed … Continue reading PPDU: PHY frame format for CM-FSK & C-OOK

Rolling shutter OCC: Communication distance vs Data rate Trade-off

The classification of OCC technologies has been given. Being a part of non-flicker modulation series, with the vast usage of rolling shutter cameras in the camera market, the use of rolling shutter cameras in OCC systems takes advantage of the high sampling rate of the rolling shutter mechanism, which sequentially exposes pixel lines to the … Continue reading Rolling shutter OCC: Communication distance vs Data rate Trade-off

C-OOK: Customizing OOK for Optical Camera Communication

C-OOK stands for Camera ON-OFF Keying, is also an operating mode being standardized in IEEE 802.15.7m. This post reviews the operation of this mode and highlights its characteristics. See video demo 1 (Manchester coded for Rolling shutter OCC): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMaR7B5M3QI See video demo 2 (4B6B coded for Rolling shutter OCC): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPbeZZxEMVY C-OOK for OCC and its … Continue reading C-OOK: Customizing OOK for Optical Camera Communication

CM-FSK: Customizing FSK for Optical Camera Communication

CM-FSK stands for Camera M-ary Frequency Shift Keying, is also an operating mode being standardized in IEEE 802.15.7m. This post reviews the operation of this mode and highlights its characteristics. See video demo 1 to have a brief understanding of CM-FSK System: (7m transmission) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUt5zbRSyoQ Also, video demo 2 (35m transmission distance): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVqh570bCRY&t=5s   FSK … Continue reading CM-FSK: Customizing FSK for Optical Camera Communication

PHY modes within IEEE 802.15.7m draft – a quick review

PHY operating modes  The latest IEEE 802.15.7m draft standard (until Aug. 2018) is on the Sponsor Balloting recirculation. This version has updated a lot in compared to the previous version before LiFi modes are moved to new task group under IEEE 802.15. A list of operating modes between two drafts is a good start. Notation … Continue reading PHY modes within IEEE 802.15.7m draft – a quick review