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A. Perera, M. Katz, R. Godaliyadda, J. Häkkinen and E. Strömmer, "Light-based Internet of Things: Implementation of an Optically Connected Energy-autonomous Node," 2021 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2021, pp. 1-7, doi: 10.1109/WCNC49053.2021.9417484

Light-based Internet of Things : implementation of an optically connected energy-autonomous node

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Author: Perera, Amila1; Katz, Marcos1; Godaliyadda, Roshan2;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications University of Oulu Oulu, Finland
2epartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering University of Peradeniya Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
3VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Espoo, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-11-11


In the near future, with the development of 5G NR, a massive number of IoT nodes are expected to come online. Acquiring bandwidth from an overcrowded licensed radio frequency spectrum as well as overcoming battery life constraints will become the main challenges for these IoT based devices. As a promising solution for the above challenges, this work provides a feasibility study and an implementation framework for a visible light communication-based energy-autonomous IoT node. This work proposes the use of printed electronic technology to minimize the physical characteristics and cost of the IoT node. In the future, energy-autonomous IoT nodes could be available virtually on any surface. Whenever the node is exposed to light, it will be connected to internet.

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Series: IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
ISSN: 1525-3511
ISSN-E: 1558-2612
ISSN-L: 1525-3511
ISBN: 978-1-7281-9505-6
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-9506-3
Pages: 1 - 7
DOI: 10.1109/WCNC49053.2021.9417484
Host publication: 2021 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 29 March-1 April 2021, Nanjing, China
Conference: IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work was supported by the Academy of Finland 6Genesis and Photonics Research and Innovation (PREIN, decision 320168) flagship projects.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 320168
Detailed Information: 320168 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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