Rethinking LiFi for Carbon Neutral Sunlight-based Communication

28 Jun

Javier Talavante, PhD Student at IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid, Spain

In-house Presentation

Wireless communication has to be redesigned to achieve sustainable communication infrastructure providing net-zero carbon dioxide emission. In this presentation, we introduce a novel Light Fidelity (LiFi) design that exploits the concept of tubular light guides that can be installed in new buildings. While these guides bring natural sunlight indoors, our proposed system LiFiTube modulates it with low-power liquid crystal (LC) shutters to provide wireless data services without using any power hungry electronic components. Preliminary results show that our proposed LiFiTube system can provide a self-sustainable communication technology and can guarantee demands of Internet of Things networks, while illuminating indoors. We also draw some future research directions.

About Javier Talavante

Javier Talavante is a PhD student in the Pervasive Wireless Systems Group at IMDEA Networks and in the Telematics program at the University Carlos III de Madrid. He received his MSc in Telecommunications Engineering and a BSc in Audio and Video Engineering from the same institution. His research interests include battery-free IoT devices, LiFi system and low-power communications, in which he works on jointly with the startup project LiFi4Food.

This event will be conducted in English

  • Location: MR-A1 [Ramón] & MR-A2 [Cajal], IMDEA Networks Institute, Avda. del Mar Mediterráneo 22, 28918 Leganés – Madrid
  • Organization: IMDEA Networks Institute; NETCOM Research Group (Telematics Engineering Department, UC3M)
  • Time: 12:00
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