Bit Error Probability Performance of Binary Dimmable Visible Light Communication Systems

Sang Hyun Lee, Minsu Zhang, Jae Kyun Kwon

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This paper evaluates the practically achievable best error performance obtained from a dimmable visible light communication (VLC) system that conveys information using binary modulations, such as on-off keying (OOK). As compared to previous studies that address the ideal performance of dimmable VLC systems only over reliable channels with arbitrarily small error probability, this paper presents the best achievable error probability of various configurations with the dimming targets, signal quality, and data rate. The numerical results establish the ultimate decoding error performance targeted for dimmable VLC systems and are expected to provide a practical guideline for the enhanced VLC system design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9118-9131
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Sept


  • Visible light communication
  • binary modulation
  • bit error rate
  • dimming
  • on-off keying

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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