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Detection and Localisation Using Light

Al-Hameed, Aubida Abdulwahab Jasim (2019) Detection and Localisation Using Light. PhD thesis, University of Leeds.

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Visible light communication (VLC) systems have become promising candidates to complement conventional radio frequency (RF) systems due to the increasingly saturated RF spectrum and the potentially high data rates that can be achieved by VLC systems. Furthermore, people detection and counting in an indoor environment has become an emerging and attractive area in the past decade. Many techniques and systems have been developed for counting in public places such as subways, bus stations and supermarkets. The outcome of these techniques can be used for public security, resource allocation and marketing decisions. This thesis presents the first indoor light-based detection and localisation system that builds on concepts from radio detection and ranging (radar) making use of the expected growth in the use and adoption of visible light communication (VLC), which can provide the infrastructure for our light detection and localisation (LiDAL) system. Our system enables active detection, counting and localisation of people, in addition to being fully compatible with existing VLC systems. In order to detect human (targets), LiDAL uses the visible light spectrum. It sends pulses using a VLC transmitter and analyses the reflected signal collected by an optical receiver. Although we examine the use of the visible spectrum here, LiDAL can be used in the infrared spectrum and other parts of the light spectrum. We introduce LiDAL with different transmitter-receiver configurations and optimum detectors considering the fluctuation of the received reflected signal from the target in the presence of Gaussian noise. We design an efficient multiple input multiple output (MIMO) LiDAL system with wide field of view (FOV) single photodetector receiver, and also design a multiple input single output (MISO) LiDAL system with an imaging receiver to eliminate ambiguity in target detection and localisation. We develop models for the human body and its reflections and consider the impact of the colour and texture of the cloth used as well as the impact of target mobility. A number of detection and localisation methods are developed iii for our LiDAL system including cross correlation, a background subtraction method and a background estimation method. These methods are considered to distinguish a mobile target from the ambient reflections due to background obstacles (furniture) in a realistic indoor environment.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Optical indoor localization, VLC systems, people detection, counting, localization, optimum receivers.
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (Leeds) > Institute of Integrated Information Systems (Leeds)
Depositing User: Aubida A J Al-hameed
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2019 10:12
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2019 10:12
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/24327

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