Intelligent-lifi for simultaneous 3d sensing and motion estimation and communication

Project Details


Intelligent Light Fidelity or I-Lifi is a new concept that brings together the cutting edge communication technology, Lifi with 3D sensing and motion estimation. This project will involve the development of signal processing systems to perform simultaneous communication and 3D sensing using both visible light and infra-red. Transceiver arrays of modulated light waves will need to be designed that enable both the communication of information combined with distance sensing for 3D sensing and motion estimation using eg time-of-flight (tof) techniques. The developments should include new modulation techniques in terms of the underlying theory. Their implementation will also need to be considered using appropriate hardware developments ranging from analogue signal conditioning through to digital processing. The developed system should also be adaptive, allowing for additional hubs and modifications to their spatial arrangements.

Potential benefits of the results of this research include privacy preserving monitoring of public spaces, home monitoring for safety and or security. Technologically, a developed system could provide more accurate depth and 3D motion information compared to traditional visual based CCTV capture by taking advantage of existing the communication benefits of Lifi.

This research will provide ample opportunity for you to develop your knowledge of digital and analogue signal processing techniques at both the hardware and software levels. These advanced techniques and concepts would make you eminently employable in both academia and industry.
Effective start/end date1/03/22 → …

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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