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Anatolij Zubow, Agon Memedi and Falko Dressler, "PLiFi : Analog Amplify and Forward Relaying in Cascaded PLC-LiFi Networks," Proceedings of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2024), Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 2024, pp. 1–6.


LiFi has become an interesting and now more mature WiFi complement. To overcome the coverage limitations of LiFi and to create robustness against signal blockage, we use analog relays that cooperate with each other in both transmissions and signal reception. We present an ultra low-cost cascaded PLC-LiFi communication system comprising Power- line Communication (PLC) for backhauling and Light Fidelity (LiFi) for wireless access. The interworking between the two technologies is achieved through low-complexity analog Amplify-and-Forward Relaying (AFR), i.e., the luminaries act as simple media converter. Results reveal the impact of amplification of AFR on the SNR as well as the relationship between the PLC and the optical wireless link length. Moreover, even so the gain from cooperative communication is substantial it is limited due to noise propagation in AFR.

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Anatolij Zubow
Agon Memedi
Falko Dressler

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    author = {Zubow, Anatolij and Memedi, Agon and Dressler, Falko},
    doi = {10.1109/WCNC57260.2024.10571269},
    title = {{PLiFi : Analog Amplify and Forward Relaying in Cascaded PLC-LiFi Networks}},
    pages = {1--6},
    publisher = {IEEE},
    address = {Dubai, United Arab Emirates},
    booktitle = {IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2024)},
    month = {4},
    year = {2024},

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