Mixture model and its experimental validation for visible light communications

Buyukcorak S., Topal O. A., Ferhanoglu O., Karabulut Kurt G. Z.

ELECTRONICS LETTERS, vol.56, no.11, pp.559-561, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1049/el.2019.3435
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Applied Science & Technology Source, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC, zbMATH
  • Page Numbers: pp.559-561
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Visible light communication (VLC) is a promising technique to provide connectivity to users while providing illumination. To further improve the data rates of VLC systems, multiple sources that transmit multiple simultaneous data streams can be used. This Letter proposes a novel mixture model for VLC systems that make use of multiple sources to provide sufficient flexibility to accurately model the received signal levels for enabling better system designs. The validity of the proposed model is empirically verified through a set of real-life measurements.