31 August 2005 High-rate error-correction codes for the optical atmospheric channel
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We evaluate two error correction systems based on low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes for free-space optical (FSO) communication channels subject to atmospheric turbulence. We simulate the effect of turbulence on the received signal by modeling the channel with a gamma-gamma distribution. We compare the bit-error rate performance of these codes with the performance of Reed-Solomon codes of similar rate and obtain coding gains from 3 to 14 dB depending on the turbulence conditions.
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Jaime A. Anguita, Jaime A. Anguita, Ivan B. Djordjevic, Ivan B. Djordjevic, Mark A. Neifeld, Mark A. Neifeld, Bane V. Vasic, Bane V. Vasic, } "High-rate error-correction codes for the optical atmospheric channel", Proc. SPIE 5892, Free-Space Laser Communications V, 58920V (31 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.615760; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.615760

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