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Characterization of optical wireless link performance
Author(s): Pierre R. Barbier; David W. Rush; Holger Pries; Penelope Polak-Dingels; Mark L. Plett
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we address the problem of measuring the performance of optical wireless communication links limited by atmospheric turbulence. Because atmospheric turbulence occurs on a short time scale but depends on meteorological parameters, complete link characterization would require measurement over several days with a 10 ms or less time resolution. We discuss two techniques to characterize the performance of optical wireless communication links. The first technique consists in the measurement versus time of OWC system bit error rate. The second technique consists in the statistical characterization of the optical channel. Finally, we analyze some of the experimental data and compare them to measured C2n.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 January 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3532, Optical Wireless Communications, (27 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.338980
Show Author Affiliations
Pierre R. Barbier, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
David W. Rush, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Holger Pries, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Penelope Polak-Dingels, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Mark L. Plett, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3532:
Optical Wireless Communications
Eric J. Korevaar, Editor(s)

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