A Study on a Visible Light Communication using LED in Under-water Environment

LED조명을 이용한 수중환경에서의 VLC 연구

  • Jung, Hui-Sok (School of Electronic Engineering, Kumoh National Inst. of Tech.) ;
  • Yang, Yeon-Mo (School of Electronic Engineering, Kumoh National Inst. of Tech.) ;
  • Huh, Kyung-Moo (Dankook University. Dept. of electronics eng.)
  • Received : 2011.04.22
  • Accepted : 2011.08.05
  • Published : 2011.09.25

Abstract

LED(Light Emitting Diode) components have advantages of longer lifetime, lower power consumption and easy-to-control, compare to normal lamp and fluorescent light, according to the development of recent technologies. Thus, lots of illuminations which utilize LED components could be used. Recently, Visible Light Communication(VLC) which is a part of communication technologies, utilizing high speed response characteristic of LED components, started receiving public attention. In case of VLC, there is no need of frequency allocation due to no use of radio, but also no interference exists during data transmission, much different in ISM((Industrial Scientific Medical band). This is the reason why a lot of research results about VLC are becoming issued. In this paper, a survey of feasibility for using VLC utilizing an original LED illumination for underwater applications has been done and a primitive possibility of its application has been examined.

LED(Light Emitting Diode) 소자는 현대 기술의 발달로 형광등이나 전구보다 수명이 길고 전력소모가 작으며 제어가 쉽다는 장점을 가지고 있다. 이러한 이유로 LED 소자를 이용한 조명이 많이 사용되고 있다. 최근 LED 소자의 고속응답특성을 이용한 통신기법인 가시광통신(Visible Light Communication, 이하 VLC)이 주목받기 시작하였다. VLC의 경우 전파를 사용하지 않아 주파수 할당이 필요가 없으며, 데이터전송에 ISM(Industrial Scientific Medical band)과 같은 간섭 또한 존재하지 않는다. 그렇기 때문에 VLC에 관한 연구 결과가 많이 나오고 있다. 본 논문에서는 기존의 LED 조명을 사용한 VLC와 수중환경에서의 VLC에 대한 survey를 진행하고 활용방법을 살펴보았다.

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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