2020 Volume 9 Issue 8 Pages 365-370
In this study, the sequential maximum likelihood decoding (S-MLD) for image sensor based visible light communication, referred to as image sensor communication, is proposed. The conventional system cannot correctly decode degraded captured images. To overcome this problem, S-MLD partitions the LED area on the image into two segments and sequentially creates pseudo-captured images, which imitate all possible LED blinking patterns. This approach is based on MLD for each segment. Moreover, reliability determination is incorporated to improve communication quality. We performed computer simulations and confirmed that S-MLD exhibits superior decoding performance and approximately 90% computational cost reduction compared to the previous MLD.