Visible Light Communications and Physical-Layer Security Issues

Dec 14, 2022, 2:30 pm4:00 pm
B205 Engineering Quadrangle



Event Description



Optical Wireless Communications (OWC) and one of its potential applications, Visible Light Communications (VLC) offer significant technical and operational advantages. With attractive features such as high bandwidth capacity, robustness to electromagnetic interference, high degree of spatial confinement, inherent security, and unregulated spectrum, OWC, as well as VLC, stand out as powerful alternatives and complementary technologies to the existing radio frequency-based wireless systems for a wide range of applications. During the past few years, physical-layer security (PLS) in point-to-point and multiuser VLC networks has emerged as a promising approach to complement conventional encryption techniques and provide the first line of defense against eavesdropping attacks. It will undoubtedly have potential application in 6G. In this presentation, after briefly introducing VLC, we introduce two new and novel schemes for PLS in VLC based on spatial modulation (SM) and MIMO-OFDM transmission with generalized LED index modulation



Erdal Panayirci received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University, USA. Currently, he is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey, and Visiting Research Collaborator at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, USA. His main research areas have concentrated on optical, RF, and underwater acoustics wireless communications. He has published extensively in leading scientific journals and international conferences and a co-authored book published by Boston, Kluwer. Prof. Panayirci has been the principal coordinator of a 6th and 7th Frame European project called NEWCOM and WIMAGIC Strep projects, representing Kadir Has University and European COST Projects. He has served as General Chair or General Co-Chair of several IEEE Conferences, such as ICC, PIMRC, and WCNC. He was an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications and served as a Member of the IEEE Fellow Committee in 2005-2008 and 2018-2020. Currently, he is a Member of the IEEE ComSoc Award Committee. He has been an IEEE Life Fellow since 2006.









This seminar is supported by ECE Korhammer Lecture Series Funds

Electrical and Computer Engineering