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Department of Information Technology

Visible Light Communication

Start date: November 27, 2013
ECTS credits: 5 or 10 hp (depending on student's interest and engagement)
Course period: 2013 - 2014
Maximum number of participants: 15-20
Apply before: 2013-11-05

Contact person: Thiemo Voigt

Aim of course

The aim of the course is to gain an understanding of the opportunities, challenges and limits in using Visible Light Communication (VLC) as an underlying communication technology for the Internet of Things. We focus on LED-based VLC.

Contents, study format and form of examination

The course will start with invited lectures by Dr. Marco Zuniga (TU Delft), Dr. Daniele Puccinelli (SUSPI) and Dr. Domenico Giustiniano (IMDEA Networks). These lectures will take place on November 27, probably in the afternoon.

First we will read relevant literature (there are not many papers out there currently). After that, we will identify interesting research challenges suitable for hands-on research tasks, using either mote-class or more powerful devices. The practical part will probably start in early 2014. We will work in small groups and the goal is through practical research tasks become in the position to write papers that are suitable for submission to a workshop.
For inspiration, please have a look at the following TED talk.

PhD students should have a background or interest in low level programming, networking etc. PhD students with a background in electronics, optics, wireless transmission etc are also welcome. In some cases, we will need to see if we are able to come up with project's that match the students' background and interest.

Updated  2013-11-17 14:35:39 by Thiemo Voigt.