Title: Smart traffic management using a building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) powered Li-Fi system on IoT

Authors: C.T. Manimegalai; Sabitha Gauni; K. Kalimuthu

Addresses: Department of Telecommunication, SRM University, Kattankulathur, 603203, India ' Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, SRM University, Kattankulathur, 603203, India ' Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, SRM University, Kattankulathur, 603203, India

Abstract: The conventional glass can be replaced with building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) which serve as a power source as it provides better insulation and clean energy. In the proposed system, car windows and sunroofs are replaced with BIPV, to power the Li-Fi system. Streetlights are used to transmit information to a vehicle which acts as a master node and further transmits this data to other nearby vehicles. Each vehicle acts as a transceiver, a network for sending and receiving data related to traffic, road conditions and regarding braking. As information is sent at the speed of light, Li-Fi communication is both faster and more accurate for short distance communication than the existing systems using RF. All the data are processed using IoT. Proteus simulations are shown. The size and capacity of the BIPV glass to be used is calculated based upon the current requirements of the individual components.

Keywords: BIPV; building integrated photovoltaics; Li-Fi; V2V communication; visible light communication.

DOI: 10.1504/EG.2017.086043

Electronic Government, an International Journal, 2017 Vol.13 No.2, pp.168 - 181

Received: 15 Feb 2017
Accepted: 08 May 2017

Published online: 07 Aug 2017 *

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