Resource Allocation in Co-existing Optical Wireless HetNets

by   Osama Zwaid Alsulami, et al.

In multi-user optical wireless communication (OWC) systems interference between users and cells can significantly affect the quality of OWC links. Thus, in this paper, a mixed-integer linear programming (MILP) model is developed to establish the optimum resource allocation in wavelength division multiple access (WDMA) optical wireless systems. Consideration is given to the optimum allocation of wavelengths and access points (APs) to each user to support multiple users in an environment where Micro, Pico and Atto Cells co-exist for downlink communication. The high directionality of light rays in small cells, such as Pico and Atto cells, can offer a very high signal to noise and interference ratio (SINR) at high data rates. Consideration is given in this work to visible light communication links which utilise four wavelengths per access point (red, green, yellow and blue) for Pico and Atto cells systems, while the Micro cell system uses an infrared (IR) transmitter. Two 10-user scenarios are considered in this work. All users in both scenarios achieve a high optical channel bandwidth beyond 7.8 GHz. In addition, all users in the two scenarios achieve high SINR beyond the threshold (15.6 dB) needed for 10-9 on off keying (OOK) bit error rate at a data rate of 7.1 Gbps.


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