TR2016-169

Experimental Throughput Analysis in Screen-Camera Visual MIMO Communications



Screen-camera communication, which uses a liquid crystal display (LCD) screen and camera image sensors, has been an attractive variant of visible light communications (VLC) since display and camera have been equipped with in various mobile devices. To improve transmission rates, we investigate the impact of nonlinear channel equalization and nonbinary channel coding as well as high-order modulation schemes. Equalization techniques can reduce the effect of channel impairments, such as color mixing. Nonbinary coding improves reliability of highorder modulation and thus increases the transmission rate. Experimental evaluations using an LCD screen and camera demonstrate that our proposed scheme achieves 3.6- 2.4 times higher transmission rates compared to existing schemes for a communication distance of 40- 100 cm.