by Maximilian Riegel, Nokia
The evolution of the Internet of Things will not only dramatically increase the number of connected devices, but will also leverage light communications to further increase the density of connected nodes, to enable ultra-reliable low latency communication, and to avoid electromagnetic compatibility and interference issues of radio signals.
Aside of the efficiency of the physical layer, there are extended requirements to the medium access control (MAC) layer functions of Li-Fi to meet the operational dynamics of IoT applications and the constraints of tiny communication nodes.
The presentation shows the interaction of the Li-Fi MAC layer within an end-to-end IoT application architecture and provides an overview of desired MAC functions for IoT deployments. Related to current Li-Fi standardization activities, the applicability and deficiencies of the IEEE 802.11 MAC for Li-Fi based IoT applications are evaluated in the conclusion.
What drives you?
The potential that Li-Fi could extend wireless communications into new application domains.
Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
The presentation provides new insights into the relation and interdependence of the MAC layer functions with end-to-end communications.
What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Virtualization of everything will lead to a heavily growing demand for better and more communication links.
What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
With need for communication links everywhere, communication will become integral part of infrastructures, e.g. merging together lighting with communications.
What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Integration of communications into infrastructures demands much better cooperation between different industries than available today.
“Light communications is not only a new technology but will change the involved industries”
About Maximilian Riegel
Max Riegel (firstname.lastname@example.org) received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from TU Munich, Germany and is currently responsible for IEEE & Wi-Fi standardization within Nokia.
He participies in IEEE 802 standardization for more than 15 years and led the development of IEEE 802.1CF-2019 as chair of the IEEE 802.1 OmniRAN TG. He was NWG vice chair in the WiMAX Forum and led the Ethernet over cellular work in IETF 16ng WG. He regularly acts as lecturer for Wi-Fi and as speaker on technical conferences. Formerly, he held R&D management positions within Siemens Communications and Philips Communication Industry.
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The Internet of Things (IoT) and Li-Fi event takes place during the Photonics Applications Week, a week with many photonics related events, 30 September – 4 October 2019.