Published May 11, 2023 | Version Author's version
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A Simulation Tool for Interference Analysis in MIMO Wavelength Division LiFi Indoor Networks

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In this paper we propose a novel simulation tool for indoor Light Fidelity (LiFi) networks based on Wavelength Division (WD) with real optical filters characteristics. Firstly we present the measured passband spectra of optical filters, along with a system model validation relying on such acquired spectra. Secondly, we propose a simulation tool developed to extend the work of adaptive wavelength division multiple access to the multiple-input multiple-output case, suitable for conducting Monte Carlo simulations. Then, we validate such tool by considering an example scenario with fixed positions and orientations, including increasing number of users in an indoor LiFi network using WD. In order to better clarify the interference contributions to the quality of service provided, we consider the first user as reference, and evaluate how the presence of progressively higher number of users in its vicinity impacts the interference that the main user is experiencing. We then analyse how the signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio, interference-to-noise ratio and signal-to-interference ratio figures of the main user change depending on how many interfering users are included in the considered scenario.

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Funding

ENLIGHTEM – European Training Network in Low-energy Visible Light IoT Systems 814215
European Commission