Towards energy-autonomous wake-up receiver using visible light communication
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Rights accessOpen Access
The use of Visible Light Communication (VLC) in wake-up communication systems is a potential energy-efficient and low-cost solution for wireless communication of consumer electronics. In this paper, we go one step further and propose the use of visible light both for wake-up communication and energy harvesting purposes, with the final objective of an energy-autonomous wake-up receiver module. We first present the details and the design criteria of this novel system. We then present the results of evaluation of design criteria such as solar panel and capacitor type choices. To evaluate the performance of the developed wake-up system with energy-autonomous receiver system, we perform realistic indoor scenario tests, analyzing the effect of varying distances, angles, and light intensities as well as the effect of presence of interfering lights.
CitationSariol, J., Demirkol, I., Paradells, J., Vössing, D., Gad, K. M., Kasemann, M. Towards energy-autonomous wake-up receiver using visible light communication. A: IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference. "2016 13th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications Networking Conference (CCNC)". Las Vegas, Nevada: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016, p. 544-549.