Experimental Validation of a Novel RLL Code for Visible Light Communication

Yagan M. Y., Kisacik R., Erkinaci T., Pusane A. E., Uysal M., Baykas T., ...More

43rd International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing, TSP 2020, Milan, Italy, 7 - 09 July 2020, pp.297-300 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/tsp49548.2020.9163443
  • City: Milan
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.297-300
  • Keywords: flicker, run-length-limited code, LED, visible light communication
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Flicker arising in visible light communication (VLC) system is typically mitigated by run-length-limited (RLL) codes. The IEEE 802.15.7 standard proposes RLL codes according to the modulation type and data rate. In this paper, we propose a new RLL code and present the encoding and decoding operations for use in VLC systems. We provide experimental results for bit error rate (BER) for transmission of uncoded, 8Bl0B-coded and proposed code at different data rates in a VLC setup. We experimentally demonstrate that the proposed code performs close to the 8Bl0B code. The proposed code achieves a BER of 10-5 at 50 Mbps where transmitting the uncoded data at the same rate results in the BER of 10-3.