On Channel Estimation in DC Biased optical OFDM systems over VLC Channels

Sayli O., Dogan H., PANAYIRCI E.

International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications (ATC), Ha-Noi, Vietnam, 12 - 14 October 2016, pp.147-151 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/atc.2016.7764763
  • City: Ha-Noi
  • Country: Vietnam
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-151
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Visible Light Communication(VLC) has been considered as a potential access option for 5G wireless systems to solve performance limitation due to bandwidth shortage at radio frequency (RF) band. In (VLC) system, illumination infrastructure has dual usage at the same time namely illumination and wireless data transmission. DC Biased optical (DCO)-OFDM has been proposed for VLC systems to provide optically power efficient solution and easy implementation. Wireless communication systems generally require estimating and tracking the fading channel in order to detect transmitted data coherently. In this work, comb type pilot arrangement with interpolation and block type pilot arrangement are proposed for the DCO-OFDM systems over visible light channels. Simulation results have verified that the proposed block type pilot arrangement based channel estimation has clear BER performance advantages compared with comb type pilot arrangement based channel estimation.