Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communication Using Visible Light
Abstract: In the context of an increasing interest in reducing the number of traffic accidents and associated victims, communication-based vehicle safety applications have emerged as one of the best solutions to enhance road safety. In this area, visible light communications (VLC) have a great potential for applications due to their relatively simple design for basic functioning, efficiency, and large geographical distribution. This tutorial addresses the issues related to VLC usage in vehicular communication applications. Although VLC has been the focus of intensive research during the last few years, the technology is still in its infancy and requires continuous efforts to overcome the current challenges, especially in outdoor applications, such as automotive communications. This tutorial is aimed at providing an overview of several research directions that could transform VLC into a reliable component of the transportation infrastructure. The main challenges are identified and the status of the accomplishments in each direction is presented, helping the audience to understand what has been done, where the technology stands, and what is still missing.
Duration: 3 hrs
Presenter and Affiliation: Anand Srivastava (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi, India)
Biography: Anand Srivastava did his M.Tech. and Ph.D. from IIT Delhi and is currently working at IIIT Delhi as Professor in ECE department since Nov. 2014 and also Director at IIIT Delhi Incubation Center (a Section 8 company). He is also Adjunct faculty in Bharti School of Telecom Technology at IIT Delhi. Before joining IIIT Delhi, he was Dean & Professor in the School of Computing and Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, HP, India from Jan. 2012 to Nov. 2014. Prior to this, he was with Alcatel-Lucent-Bell Labs, India as a solution architect for access and core networks for 2.5 years. His initial stint (∼ 20 years) was with the Center for Development of Telematics (CDOT), a telecom research center of Govt. of India where he was Director and member of the CDOT Board. During his stay in CDOT, he provided technical leadership and motivation to a team of engineers engaged in the development of national-level projects in the areas of Telecom Security Systems, Network Management Systems, Intelligent Networks, Operations Support Systems, Access Networks (GPON) and Optical Technology based products. The majority of these projects were completed successfully and commercially deployed in the public telecom network. He also carried out significant research work in the Photonics Research Lab, Nice, France, under the Indo-French Science & Technology Cooperation Program on “Special optical fibers and fiber-based components for optical communications” during 2007-2010 in different phases. He was also closely involved with ITU-T, Geneva in Study Group 15 and represented India for various optical networking standards meetings. Currently, he is driving VLC/LiFi standardization activities under the aegis of TSDSI. His research work is in the area of optical core & access networks, Vehicle-to-vehicle communications, Fiber-Wireless (FiWi) architectures, and Visible light communications. He was awarded with "Distinguished Research Award" by IIIT Delhi and "Outstanding Technical Contribution Award" by Telecom Standards Development Society India (TSDSI) in 2023.