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Underwater-airborne laser communication system: characterization of the channel
Author(s): Eric Y. S. Young; Audra Michelle Bullock
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Paper Abstract

An underwater-airborne laser communication system is presented as a practical alternative to VLF and ELF radiowave technology for submerged vessels. The system is compact, self-contained, and employs frequency doubled Nd:YAG laser sources. This system has applications in secure high-bandwidth communication for semiautonomous and autonomous submerged vessels operating at depths of less than 100m. A propagation analysis is provided and theoretical and experimental data are given for the transmission channel. A CCD camera system is also described, which provides feedback for laser pointing and surface-state beam compensation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4975, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XV, (3 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.478936
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Eric Y. S. Young, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Audra Michelle Bullock, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4975:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XV
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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