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Probability density function analysis for optical turbulence with applications to underwater communications systems
Author(s): Marius P. Bernotas; Charles Nelson
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Paper Abstract

The Weibull and Exponentiated Weibull probability density functions have been examined for the free space regime using heuristically derived shape and scale parameters. This paper extends current literature to the underwater channel and explores use of experimentally derived parameters. Data gathered in a short range underwater channel emulator was analyzed using a nonlinear curve fitting methodology to optimize the scale and shape parameters of the PDFs. This method provides insight into the scaled effects of underwater optical turbulence on a long range link, and may yield a general set of equations for determining the PDF for an underwater optical link.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2016
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9827, Ocean Sensing and Monitoring VIII, 98270D (17 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2229814
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Marius P. Bernotas, U.S. Naval Academy (United States)
Charles Nelson, U.S. Naval Academy (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9827:
Ocean Sensing and Monitoring VIII
Weilin W. Hou; Robert A. Arnone, Editor(s)

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