Robust Transceivers Design for Multi-Stream Multi-User MIMO Visible Light Communication

Houssem Sifaou*, Abla Kammoun, Ki Hong Park, Mohamed Slim Alouini

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Visible light communication (VLC) is an emerging technique that uses light-emitting diodes to combine communication and illumination. It is considered as a promising scheme for indoor wireless communication that can be deployed at reduced costs, while offering high data rate performance. This paper focuses on the design of precoding and receiving schemes for downlink multi-user multiple-input multiple-output VLC systems using angle diversity receivers. Two major concerns need to be considered while solving such a problem. The first one is related to the inter-user interference, basically inherent to our consideration of a multi-user system, while the second results from the users' mobility, causing imperfect channel estimates. To address both concerns, we propose robust precoding and receiver that solve the max-min SINR problem. The performance of the proposed VLC design is studied under different working conditions, where a significant gain of the proposed robust transceivers over their non-robust counterparts has been observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8119947
Pages (from-to)26387-26399
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Access
StatePublished - Nov 24 2017


  • Visible light communication
  • imperfect CSI
  • max-min SINR
  • multi-user multiple-input-multiple-output system
  • robust precoding
  • robust receiver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Computer Science(all)


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