Using LED lighting has many advantages such as power efficient, better quality, long life span, and focus emission. LED lighting has been employed in our daily life in various ways, (car lamps and lights in vehicles, roadside signal lights, indoor lighting systems, etc.). Moreover, LED light bulbs can also be employed for wireless data communications, namely visible light communication (VLC), which is a fast-growing technology to provide data communication using low-cost and energy efficient LED and photodiodes. VLC can function reliably to provide the necessary inputs such as location and orientation data. Therefore, it draws lots of attention to the positioning and navigation systems and expected to bring benefits such as maintain vessel location and reduce cost after system employed. However, in waterway management system, it will be required both reach “high accuracy position” and “reliability communication control” to satisfy vessel route safety goal. Hence, we proposed visible light vessel navigation and data link protection mechanisms to achieve high accuracy and safety issues for waterway management system. We currently working on implemented these two mechanisms in simulation.
The 31st IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications