Veins VLC

Realistic Simulation of Vehicular Visible Light Communication


Recent advances in Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology have increased the adoption of LEDs in the design of vehicle lighting modules. The fast switching property of LEDs allows data transmission over the visible light medium; If combined with adequate receiving devices, e.g., high frequency photodiodes, Vehicular Visible Light Communication (V-VLC) becomes possible.

Veins VLC fills the gap between prototyping and investigation of real-world scenarios by providing radiation patterns for headlight and taillight based on empirical measurements. This allows the study of V-VLC in realistic setups where the visible light communication and the vehicle mobility are considered. Moreover, with Veins VLC the simulative investigation of higher layer protocols becomes possible.

If you are using Veins VLC (or components of it) we would appreciate a citation:

  • Agon Memedi, Hsin-Mu Tsai and Falko Dressler, "Impact of Realistic Light Radiation Pattern on Vehicular Visible Light Communication," Proceedings of IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2017), Singapore, December 2017. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]

Source Code

The source code is available here.

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