I have no association with the company Nextlifi which has recently released press releases about collaboration with Monash University on LiFi research.
I have no collaborations with any of the researchers mentioned and do not believe that the claims which are being made are realistic.
Please contact me directly if you wish any further information.
Jean Armstrong leads the optical/wireless research group at Monash University. Her research interests span the fields of telecommunication engineering, women in engineering and engineering education. Within the telecommunications community she is particularly well known for her many contributions to research on orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM).
OFDM is a modulation technique which in the past was used for wireless and wired communication. In 2005 she showed how it could also be adapted to optical communications. Optical OFDM is now a key technology for both optical fiber and optical wireless communications.
Recent research within her group has covered a range of topics (see publication list). The introduction of LEDs for energy efficient indoor lighting has provided outstanding opportunities both for very high speed data communications and for a completely new form of accurate indoor positioning with many potential applications including assistance for the visually impaired, asset tracking within hospitals and factories and accurate positioning systems for mobile robotics.
Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering,
Monash University, Clayton Campus
Tel: +61 3 9905 5355
Paper in IEEE Communications Magazine, December 2013 Feature topic on Visible Light Communications
J.Armstrong, Y. A. Sekercioglu, and A. Neild, “Visible Light Positioning: A Roadmap for International Standardization,” IEEE Communications Magazine, December 2013.
Reappointed to ARC College of Experts for 2014
Three papers in top ten downloads from Journal of Lightwave Technology in July 2013
1. S. D. Dissanayake and J. Armstrong, "Comparison of ACO-OFDM, DCO-OFDM and ADO-OFDM in IM/DD Systems,"
4. Jean Armstrong, "OFDM for optical communications"
7. T. Q. Wang, Y. A. Sekercioglu, and J. Armstrong, "Analysis of an Optical Wireless Receiver Using a Hemispherical Lens With Application in MIMO Visible Light Communications,"
Tutorial on Optical OFDM at ICC Conference, Budapest in June 2013