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# Exploiting EDCA for Feedback Channels in Hybrid VLC/WiFi Architectures

Trung Ngo, Kien; Mangione, Stefano; Tinnirello, Ilenia

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{
"publisher": "Zenodo",
"DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.5090694",
"title": "Exploiting EDCA for Feedback Channels in Hybrid VLC/WiFi Architectures",
"issued": {
"date-parts": [
[
2021,
7,
11
]
]
},
"abstract": "<p>In this paper, we consider integrating VLC and WiFi technologies in a scenario in which Light-Emitting-Diodes (LEDs), acting as network access points (APs) for ultra-dense Internet of Things applications, are deployed into an indoor lighting infrastructure. In such a scenario, RF-links can be exploited for complementing VLC-links in dealing with mobility and bidirectional communications, which can be problematic due to the limited coverage areas and self-generated interference of VLC APs. In particular, we consider the possibility of supporting a technology-based duplexing scheme, in which downlink and uplink transmissions are performed by means, respectively, of VLC and WiFi interfaces integrated into the same node.</p>\n\n<p><br>\nIn order to fully exploit the VLC bandwidth in the presence of background WiFi traffic and multiple coexisting VLC links, we discuss the importance of adopting a prioritization mechanism based on EDCA, as well as frame aggregation, for the uplink channel of the integrated architecture. Our considerations are corroborated by numerical results based on NS-3 simulations and a real simple experiment.</p>",
"author": [
{
"family": "Trung Ngo, Kien"
},
{
"family": "Mangione, Stefano"
},
{
"family": "Tinnirello, Ilenia"
}
],
"id": "5090694",
"event-place": "Virtual Conference",
"type": "paper-conference",
"event": "19th Mediterranean Communication and Computer Networking Conference (MedComNet 2021)"
}
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