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TRW laser communication simulations
Author(s): G. Stephen Mecherle
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Paper Abstract

The Block-Oriented System Simulator (BOSS), an operating system that provides an interactive environment for simulation-based analysis and design of radiofrequency and optical communication systems, has been developed. BOSS facilitates a hierarchical block diagram approach to the system by first defining a detailed component module which is used in turn to define subsystem and larger system models. The simulation can be executed in Monte Carlo fashion or in some cases using a processing-efficient semianalytic model. Simulation results can be displayed as time waveforms, frequency domain spectra, eye diagrams, or BER plots. A consistent user interface utilizing interactive graphics allows the modules to be easily reconfigured for analyzing design alternatives or defining a new system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1218, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies II, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18219
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G. Stephen Mecherle, TRW, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1218:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies II
David L. Begley; Bernard D. Seery, Editor(s)

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