Light-based Internet of Things: Implementation of an optically connected energy-autonomous node

Amila Perera, Marcos Katz, Roshan Godaliyadda, Juha Häkkinen, Esko Strömmer

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Abstract

In the near future, with the development of 5G NR, a massive number of IoT nodes are expected to come online. Acquiring bandwidth from an overcrowded licensed radio frequency spectrum as well as overcoming battery life constraints will become the main challenges for these IoT based devices. As a promising solution for the above challenges, this work provides a feasibility study and an implementation framework for a visible light communication-based energy-autonomous IoT node. This work proposes the use of printed electronic technology to minimize the physical characteristics and cost of the IoT node. In the future, energy-autonomous IoT nodes could be available virtually on any surface. Whenever the node is exposed to light, it will be connected to internet.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2021
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9781728195056
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2021 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2021 - Nanjing, China
Duration: 29 Mar 20211 Apr 2021

Publication series

SeriesIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
Volume2021-March
ISSN1525-3511

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2021
Abbreviated titleWCNC 2021
Country/TerritoryChina
CityNanjing
Period29/03/211/04/21

Keywords

  • Indoor energy harvesting
  • IoT
  • LIoT
  • Printed electronics
  • VLC

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