Chinese Journal on Internet of Things ›› 2022, Vol. 6 ›› Issue (3): 1-13.doi: 10.11959/j.issn.2096-3750.2022.00278

• Topic: IoT and Wireless Optical Communication •     Next Articles

Optical wireless communication and internet of things

Zaichen ZHANG1,2,3, Xiaohu YOU1,2,3, Jian DANG1,2,3, Liang WU1,2,3, Bingcheng ZHU1,2,3, Ji CHEN1,2, Lei WANG1,2,3   

  1. 1 National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
    2 Frontiers Science Center for Mobile Information Communication and Security of Ministry of Education, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
    3 Purple Mountain Laboratories, Nanjing 211111, China
  • Revised:2022-06-30 Online:2022-08-05 Published:2022-08-08
  • Supported by:
    The National Natural Science Foundation of China(61971136);The National Natural Science Foundation of China(61960206005);The National Natural Science Foundation of China(62171127);The National Natural Science Foundation of China(61803211);The National Natural Science Foundation of China(62101127);The Science and Technology Leading Talent Team Project of Ministry of Education(2242022k30001)


Optical wireless communication (OWC) entitles many advantageous properties such as unlicensed spectrum, high electromagnetic compatibility, compared with its radio frequency wireless counterpart, which enables it to be a potential important driving factor for the diverse developments of future internet of things (IoT).Starting from the optical sources and optical devices, some basic principles and limitations of OWC were introduced.Then, some key technologies, including channel modeling, signal modulation, array communication and high-precision positioning were discussed.Based on those and according to the requirements on peak data rate, sensing precision, energy transfer and security and confidentiality of the next generation IoT, the role of OWC as a technological enabler for next generation IoT was analyzed.Finally, related conclusions were given.

Key words: optical wireless communication, internet of things, optical source, array communication, high precision positioning

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