Faculty Advisor

Lai, Lifeng


With increasing demands for faster and more secure wireless communications, there is a pressing need for a new medium of wireless communication as the radio spectrum is already crowded. Visible light is a medium that can address both of these needs. It is a relatively new technology with great potential. This project was completed to develop a working visible light communication system and demonstrate the transmission capabilities of such a system. This year’s team set a goal to surpass the previous year’s team in transmission speed, range, and size. Of these goals, transmission speed and range were both achieved, while the transmission of a large audio file was deemed not possible based off the difficulties the team encountered while processing large amounts of data.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2015


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering