Smart traffic management using a building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) powered Li-Fi system on IoT
by C.T. Manimegalai; Sabitha Gauni; K. Kalimuthu
Electronic Government, an International Journal (EG), Vol. 13, No. 2, 2017

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.

Online publication date: Mon, 21-Aug-2017

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