We propose and demonstrate a visible light communication (VLC) system using a light-panel and a mobile-phone camera. We also propose the rolling-shutter-effect (RSE) pattern synchronization and demodulation algorithms. By using our developed mobile-phone application program, the RSE pattern can be demodulated even at very low illuminance. As the light-panel will have different advertisements on it, we also define a noise-ratio (NR) as the figure-of-merit; hence, different VLC data rates can be adjusted according to different advertisement NR values. Experimental bit error rate measurements at different free-space transmission distances and different NRs are performed.
- CMOS image sensor
- Light emitting diode (LED)
- visible light communication (VLC)