On the Path Loss Performance of Underwater Visible Light Communication Schemes Evaluated in Several Water Environments

Lucas Almonacid, Pablo Palacios Jativa, Cesar A. Azurdia-Meza, Diego Dujovne, Ismael Soto, Ali Dehghan Firoozabadi, Miguel Gutierrez Gaitan

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Abstract

This paper presents an in-depth study into the necessity of efficient communication systems in underwater environments, with a primary focus on Underwater Visible Light Communication (UVLC). A novel path loss model that adapts to different water types is proposed to improve existing UVLC channel models. Validation against various scenarios, including different water types and receiver aperture diameters, is carried out using Monte Carlo simulations. The results demonstrate the efficiency and accuracy of the model by carefully fitting the actual performance of the UVLC systems. The results show a considerable improvement over previous models that only considered Lambert's path loss and geometric path loss. Despite some variations observed at larger distances between the transmitter and receiver, the proposed model exhibits significant promise in the understanding and application of UVLC in different underwater environments. This study serves as a preliminary step toward developing more sophisticated and efficient models for UVLC systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 South American Conference on Visible Light Communications, SACVLC 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages12-16
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9798350358605
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event2023 South American Conference on Visible Light Communications, SACVLC 2023 - Santiago, Chile
Duration: 8 Nov 202310 Nov 2023

Publication series

Name2023 South American Conference on Visible Light Communications, SACVLC 2023

Conference

Conference2023 South American Conference on Visible Light Communications, SACVLC 2023
Country/TerritoryChile
CitySantiago
Period8/11/2310/11/23

Keywords

  • Channel modeling
  • Monte Carlo numerical simulation (MCNS)
  • path loss
  • underwater visible light communications (UVLC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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