Faculty Advisor

Lai, Lifeng


With the radio frequency spectrum becoming crowded, an alternative means to wireless communication is necessary to accommodate the exponentially increasing wireless traffic demand. Visible light communication (VLC) systems provide an alternative to the current standards of wireless transfer of information, using light from LEDs as the communication medium. In these systems, LEDs blink at a rapid rate such that the human eye will not notice the change in light intensity, but a sensitive photodiode can detect the on-off behavior and decode the embedded information. This project involves analyzing the issues with current wireless communication systems and how VLC can resolve these issues, as well as designing and implementing a functional VLC system.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2014


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering