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ItemImpacts on Multi-pulse Pulse Position Modulation Visible Light Communication from Outdoor Daylight Conditions( 2023-01-03)The growing deployment of light-emitting diodes as energy-efficient, cost-effective lighting for vehicles opens opportunities for visible light vehicle-to-vehicle communication. Leveraging existing headlights and taillights on cars for inter-vehicle communication offers an opportunity to save on both hardware costs and the use of the congested radio frequency spectrum. However, most vehicle-to-vehicle visible light communication investigations in the literature have been limited in range. This paper presents an overview of the factors impacting outdoor visible light communications at increasing distances and presents findings from outdoor testing at ranges approaching 200 m. Using software spatial filtering and multi-pulse pulse position modulation, strong throughput is shown at 50 m in daylight conditions, with improving symbol error rates achieved in outdoor daylight conditions at 100 m by increasing intensity modulation.
ItemUtilizing the Messaging Layer Security Protocol in a Lossy Communications Aerial Swarm( 2023-01-03)Recent advancements in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capabilities have led to increasing research into swarming systems. Unfortunately, efforts to date have not resulted in viable secure communications frameworks, and the limited processing power and constrained networking environments that characterize these systems preclude the use of many existing secure group communications protocols. The Messaging Layer Security (MLS) protocol, currently under development at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), offers some attractive properties for these types of systems. This work looks at integrating MLS into the Advanced Robotic Systems Engineering Laboratory (ARSENL) UAV swarm system as a means of assessing its efficacy. Implementation test results are presented both for experiments conducted in a simulation environment and with physical UAVs.