A-QL Code Update available

We now release an update of the A-QL Code by adding several interesting features: Switching between 16*16 and 32*32 cells modesAuto-threshold feature for RXEnable button for option of RGB colors calibrationFeedback nodes for a clean block diagram Please download the following PPT file for a review of the software User Interface (TX and RX). A-QL … Continue reading A-QL Code Update available

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

(PPT) BER measurement of A-QL

A-QL stands for Asynchronous Quick Link, a two-dimensional multi-band color code sequential transmission protocol from a screen to camera. The A-QL is one of mode within the IEEE 802.15.7-2018 Optical Wireless Communication standard. For your convenience, we have measured the BER performance of A-QL code. The results showed that A-QL can support the transmission distance of 4.5m with the wide … Continue reading (PPT) BER measurement of A-QL

Performance of Screen OCC: 2D-OFDM vs. A-QL

In the previous posts, the implementation demo and the implementation guidance of the Screen-OFDM system were shown. The measured performance comparison between Screen-OFDM and a traditional A-QL in IEEE 802.15.7m is reported in this post. Overview of 2D-OFDM vs A-QL A-QL is the single-carrier modulation while 2D-OFDM is the multi-carrier modulation approach applied for the … Continue reading Performance of Screen OCC: 2D-OFDM vs. A-QL

Generation of Screen-OFDM

In the previous post, an implementation demo of the Screen-OFDM system was shown. The detailed generation of Screen-OFDM (2-dimensional OFDM) is described in this post. Index Terms: Optical Camera Communication, OCC, OFDM, optical OFDM, 1D-OFDM, 2D-OFDM,  OFDM-OCC, Screen OFDM. Benefit of OFDM 1) General Benefits The concept of OFDM has reached sufficient maturity for standardization and employment … Continue reading Generation of Screen-OFDM

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 Screen Modulation Systems (A-QL & HA-QL)

This post reviews the design of the Physical-layer Packet Data Unit (PPDU) for A-QL and HA-QL operating modes within PHY IV Screen modulation of IEEE 802.15.7m. For implementation, the Data Frame Format is crucial; each operating mode has its packet format and the format specification has its reason. At least, time is spent on optimizing … Continue reading PPDU: PHY frame format for Screen Modulation Systems (A-QL & HA-QL)

HA-QL: Part 2 – Hiding data into Screen using Wavelet Transform

HA-QL (Hidden Asynchronous Quick-Link) is a hidden modulation mode among Screen-2-Camera operating modes those are being standardized at IEEE 802.15.7m. The previous post explains the principle to generate a hidden code on the screen using an additional intensity modulator after the bit-intensity mapper. However, the modulation of screen intensity dramatically degrades the communication performance. In … Continue reading HA-QL: Part 2 – Hiding data into Screen using Wavelet Transform

HA-QL: Part 1- Intensity modulation for Hidden Screen Code

HA-QL (Hidden Asynchronous Quick-Link) is a hidden modulation mode among Screen-2-Camera operating modes those are being standardized at IEEE 802.15.7m. This post describes what it is for and how it operates. Introduction The name Hidden A-QL briefly describes how it operates. The mapping from bits into the screen cells during modulation in HA-QL shall follow … Continue reading HA-QL: Part 1- Intensity modulation for Hidden Screen Code

A-QL: Part 2 -BER Measurement

A-QL (Asynchronous Quick-Link) is a Screen-2-Camera operating mode being standardized at the IEEE 802.15.7m. This post introduces the BER measurement method and the performance of A-QL system. See this video demo for the BER measurement scenario: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mkq2lYKzQsQ   Experimental Setup The scenario for measuring BER is illustrated in Figure 1. The bit rate is measured … Continue reading A-QL: Part 2 -BER Measurement

A-QL: Part 1- Introduction of Reliable Screen-Camera Communication

A-QL (Asynchronous Quick-Link) is a Screen-2-Camera operating mode being standardized at IEEE 802.15.7m. This post describes what it is for and how it operates. Figure 1 - Example of color code displaying with video on a screen And before we start talking about A-QL system, a short demo of it is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6uBTSdh44Y Introduction The … Continue reading A-QL: Part 1- Introduction of Reliable Screen-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

OCC Use Cases/ Promising Services

Figure 1 - Examples of promising use cases using OCC Various application fields of OCC include Indoor lighting Digital Signage Traffic lighting, V2V, V2X Interactive Display with Screen Augmented Reality experience with Smartphones There are plenty of promising applications with OCC. I have drawn several illustrations to explain "where OCC can be used" and "how … Continue reading OCC Use Cases/ Promising Services

Classification of OCC Technologies

Table 1- Classification of OCC, its expected performance, and intended usages Given that various modulation schemes for OCC systems have been investigated till the date, the proper modulation scheme should depend on both Tx and Rx. Table 1 suggests to classify OCC schemes into four categories under the following considerations: (i) The method by which … Continue reading Classification of OCC Technologies