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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2018.090308
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 9 Issue 3, 2018.
Abstract: The trend of communication has changed and the internet user demands to have higher data rate and secure communication link. Wireless-Fidelity (Wi-Fi) that uses radio waves for communication has been used as an internet access methodology for many years. Now a new concept of wireless communication is introduced that uses visible light for communication and is known as the Light-Fidelity (Li-Fi). Li-Fi attracted the researchers for its vast advantages over Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is now an integral part of everyday life. In near future, due to scarcity of spectrum, it would be quite difficult to accommodate new users in limited spectrum of Wi-Fi. To overcome this, Li-Fi is a good option because of its infinite spectrum range, as it uses the visible range of the spectrum. Many researchers discussed that Li-Fi is secure when compared to Wi-Fi. But is it really secure enough? Can anybody access hotspot of Li-Fi? Or is there a need to develop a technique that is used to block the unauthorized access? In this research work, a cellular concept is introduced for the Li-Fi usage in order to increase the security. This research presents a flexible and adjustable cell structure that enhances the security of Li-Fi. The coverage area is shown by utilizing the geometrical structure of the cone and the area of the cone can be controlled. A mechanical system is also installed on the roof to control the coverage area of a Li-Fi by moving LED bulb slightly up and down. A mathematical expression for the proposed coverage area of the cell is provided, which is formed on the ground level by a beam of light originating from the source of light. The adjustable and controlled structure provides security benefits to the owner. Finally, the research is backed by its simulation in Matlab.
Rabia Riaz, Sanam Shahla Rizvi, Farina Riaz and Sana Shokat, “Designing of Cell Coverage in Light Fidelity” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 9(3), 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2018.090308