Enhancing Indoor IoT Communication with Visible Light and Ultrasound

Michael Haus, Aaron Yi Ding, Qing Wang, Juhani Toivonen, Leonardo Tonetto, Sasu Tarkoma, Jörg Ott

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The number of deployed Internet of Things (IoT) devices is steadily increasing to manage and interact with community assets of smart cities, such as transportation systems and power plants. This may lead to degraded network performance due to the growing amount of network traffic and connections generated by various IoT devices. To tackle these issues, one promising direction is to leverage the physical proximity of communicating devices and inter-device communication to achieve low latency, bandwidth efficiency, and resilient services. In this work, we aim at enhancing the performance of indoor IoT communication (e.g., smart homes, SOHO) by taking advantage of emerging technologies such as visible light and ultrasound. This approach increases the network capacity, robustness of network connections across IoT devices, and provides efficient means to enable distance-bounding services. We have developed communication modules using off-the-shelf components for visible light and ultrasound and evaluate their network performance and energy consumption. In addition, we show the efficacy of our communication modules by applying them in a practical indoor IoT scenario to realize secure IoT group communication.
Titel på värdpublikationICC 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
Antal sidor6
Utgivningsdatummaj 2019
ISBN (tryckt)978-1-5386-8088-9
StatusPublicerad - maj 2019
MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation
Evenemang2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications - Shanghai, Kina
Varaktighet: 20 maj 201924 maj 2019


NamnIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (tryckt)1550-3607


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