Ubiquitous Communication by Light (UC-Light) is an emerging technology that uses visible light to perform wireless machine-to-machine communication. The mechanism at work with UC-Light is similar to the infrared technology used in TV remote controls, but UC-Light uses visible white light from modulated light emitting diodes (LEDs). Visible light communication (VLC) is potentially cheaper than conventional wireless communications because VLC can use pre-existing LED luminaires for communication purposes. More information is available through the Center for Ubiquitous Communication by Light.
CLTC's research team is analyzing potential applications using conventional interior luminaires and wireless networked controls for exterior luminaires. Development goals include building an architecture for wireless LED signaling and devising advanced optical communication and networking techniques.
Principal Investigator: Konstantinos Papamichael