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Visible light communications in heterogeneous networks: pave the way for user-centric design

Visible light communications in heterogeneous networks: pave the way for user-centric design
Visible light communications in heterogeneous networks: pave the way for user-centric design
At the time of writing, there is substantial research interest in the subject of Visible Light Communications (VLC) owing to its capability of offering significant traffic offloading potential in highly crowded Radio Frequency (RF) scenarios. We introduce the user-centric design of VLC for Heterogeneous Networks (HetNet), where three key aspects are identified and elaborated on, namely 1) signal coverage quality, 2) system control and 3) service provision aspects. More explicitly, the concepts of amorphous cell formation as well as separated Up-Link (UL) and Down-Link (DL), decoupled data and control, dynamic Load Balancing (LB) etc all demand radically new thinking. The advocated user-centric VLC design is of key significance in the small-cell scenarios of the emerging 5G design philosophy.
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Zhang, Rong
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Wang, Jiaheng
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Wang, Zhaocheng
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Xu, Zhengyuan
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Zhao, Chunming
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Zhang, Rong
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Wang, Zhaocheng
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Xu, Zhengyuan
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Zhao, Chunming
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Hanzo, Lajos
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Zhang, Rong, Wang, Jiaheng, Wang, Zhaocheng, Xu, Zhengyuan, Zhao, Chunming and Hanzo, Lajos (2015) Visible light communications in heterogeneous networks: pave the way for user-centric design. [in special issue: Visible Light Communications] IEEE Wireless Communications, 1-8.

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Abstract

At the time of writing, there is substantial research interest in the subject of Visible Light Communications (VLC) owing to its capability of offering significant traffic offloading potential in highly crowded Radio Frequency (RF) scenarios. We introduce the user-centric design of VLC for Heterogeneous Networks (HetNet), where three key aspects are identified and elaborated on, namely 1) signal coverage quality, 2) system control and 3) service provision aspects. More explicitly, the concepts of amorphous cell formation as well as separated Up-Link (UL) and Down-Link (DL), decoupled data and control, dynamic Load Balancing (LB) etc all demand radically new thinking. The advocated user-centric VLC design is of key significance in the small-cell scenarios of the emerging 5G design philosophy.

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Accepted/In Press date: February 2015
Published date: April 2015
Organisations: Southampton Wireless Group

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Local EPrints ID: 368489
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/368489
ISSN: 1536-1284
PURE UUID: c5bcd046-0d94-4735-b9cd-c9bc1b47bf08
ORCID for Lajos Hanzo: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2636-5214

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Date deposited: 13 Sep 2014 12:08
Last modified: 26 Oct 2017 06:58

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Author: Rong Zhang
Author: Jiaheng Wang
Author: Zhaocheng Wang
Author: Zhengyuan Xu
Author: Chunming Zhao
Author: Lajos Hanzo ORCID iD

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