6 December 2002 Comparison Between Experimental and Theoretical Probability of Fade for Free Space Optical Communications
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Proceedings Volume 4873, Optical Wireless Communications V; (2002) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.455514
Event: ITCom 2002: The Convergence of Information Technologies and Communications, 2002, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
Under favorable visibility conditions, scintillation becomes the limiting factor in estimating free space optical (FSO) link availability. In the summer of 2001, Terabeam performed several experiments to characterize the impact of scintillation on FSO products under development. In the experiment, a transmitter and a receiver were placed 1000 and 2600 meters apart and operated with the receiver at several different sized apertures and under diverse atmospheric conditions. The experimental probability of fade is then calculated and compared with two theoretical models, namely the lognormal and the gamma-gamma.
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Ammar Al-habash, Ammar Al-habash, Kenneth W. Fischer, Kenneth W. Fischer, Carrie Sjaarda Cornish, Carrie Sjaarda Cornish, Kenneth N. Desmet, Kenneth N. Desmet, Janae Nash, Janae Nash, "Comparison Between Experimental and Theoretical Probability of Fade for Free Space Optical Communications", Proc. SPIE 4873, Optical Wireless Communications V, (6 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455514; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.455514
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