Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Tipo di prodottoArticolo in rivista
TitoloVisible light communications as a complementary technology for the internet of vehicles
Anno di pubblicazione2016
Autore/iBazzi, Alessandro; Masini, Barbara M.; Zanella, Alberto; Calisti, Alex
Affiliazioni autoriCNR-IEIIT; CNR-IEIIT; CNR-IEIIT; Università di Bologna
Autori CNR e affiliazioni
  • inglese
AbstractThe paradigm of connected vehicles is moving from research to implementation, thus enabling new applications that start from safety improvement and widen to the so called Internet of vehicles (boy). The candidate enabling technologies in the radio frequency (RF) bands are cellular and short range technologies. However, the limited bandwidth shared among several applications pushes researchers to look at new technological solutions. To this end, an option is provided by visible light communication (VLC). Based on the use of the light emission diodes (LEDs) that are already available on the majority of vehicles, VLC would enable short range communication in large, unlicensed, and uncongested bands with limited costs. In this work we first highlight the main properties of VLC in vehicular networks and revise the state of the art focusing on both the IEEE 802.15.7 standard and on the performance demonstrated by field tests that have been conducted worldwide. Then, we discuss the limitations of using VLC for pure vehicular visible light networks (VVLNs) and its application as complementary technology, to be implemented with other wireless standards in future heterogeneous vehicular networks. Finally, we show numerical results provided by simulations in a realistic urban scenario focusing, as a case study, on the crowd sensing vehicular network application with VLC added to short range IEEE 802.11p technology. Results demonstrate that the addition of VLC improves the performance of a conventional vehicular network based only on IEEE 802.11p. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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RivistaComputer communications
Attiva dal 1978
Editore: IPC Science and Technology Press, - Guildford
Paese di pubblicazione: Regno Unito
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 0140-3664
Titolo chiave: Computer communications
Titolo proprio: Computer communications.
Titolo abbreviato: Comput. commun.
Numero volume della rivista93
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Verificato da refereeSì: Internazionale
Stato della pubblicazionePublished version
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  • ISI Web of Science (WOS) (Codice:000385599400005)
  • Scopus (Codice:84978413861)
  • Google Scholar (Codice:QGuDRO4AAAAJ)
Parole chiaveVehicular visible light networks, IEEE 802.11P, Connected vehicles, Internet of vehicles
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Strutture CNR
  • IEIIT — Istituto di elettronica e di ingegneria dell'informazione e delle telecomunicazioni
Moduli CNR
  • ICT.P07.006.001 : Reti wireless per il monitoraggio ambientale e info-mobilità
Progetti Europei-
A distributed virtual traffic light algorithm exploiting short range V2V communications
Descrizione: Accepted version
Tipo documento: application/pdf