Optimal power allocation in spatial modulation OFDM for visible light communications

Xiao Zhang, Svilen Dimitrov, Sinan Sinanovic, Harald Haas

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    This paper constructs a model for Optical Spatial Modulation Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (O-SM-OFDM). It investigates the effects of different power allocation schemes on bit error ratio (BER) performance. Optical features such as the DCO technique, the LED non-linearity and the indoor optical channel are considered. Under power constraint, when making power difference between transmitters, we discussed trade-off between the accuracy of the spatial domain bits detection and that of signal domain bits detection. We investigated the relationship between transmitter power surplus, spatial BER, signal BER, system total BER and signal to noise ratio (SNR). The optimal point of transmission power difference is found to be around 11.5 dB.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE 75th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), 2012
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)9781467309899
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


    • spatial modulation
    • OFDM
    • bits detection


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