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Fast Millimeter Wave Assisted Beam-Steering for Passive Indoor Optical Wireless Networks
  In light of the extreme radio congestion, the time has come to consider the upper parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. Optical beam-steered wireless communications offer great potential for future indoor short-range connectivity, due to virtually unlimited available bandwidth and lack of interference. However, such networks require fast automatic beam-steering solutions. In this letter, we propose a novel optical beam-steering approach that exploits coarse grained millimeter wave localization to significantly reduce optical beam-steering time. We formulate it as a search problem that is NP-hard to solve optimally. Moreover, we present the MMW-OBS heuristic that efficiently solves it in real-time. Results show that MMW-OBS provides total steering times below 1 s using state of the art millimeter wave localization, which is already sufficient to support sporadically mobile devices.

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    09 November 2017

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  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    004 Data processing & computer science

  • Funders:

    Historic Funder (pre-Worktribe)


Torres Vega, M., Koonen, A. M. J., Liotta, A., & Famaey, J. (2018). Fast Millimeter Wave Assisted Beam-Steering for Passive Indoor Optical Wireless Networks. IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, 7(2), 278-281.



Beam-steering, indoor optical beam-steered networks, millimeter wave communications, RF indoor localization

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