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Fading effects due to scintillation caused by atmospheric turbulence in a wireless optical communication link
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Paper Abstract

Fading due to scintillation has been measured at path lengths of up to approximately 13.3 Km. Theoretical fading and aperture averaging models based on the gamma-gamma distribution were used to generate predictions of the fade parameters. Data collected at the optical receiver was compared to the theoretical values to determine if the fade theory remains valid over greater distances then has previously been investigated in a tropical environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 January 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5160, Free-Space Laser Communication and Active Laser Illumination III, (27 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.508800
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Roger D. Halbing, Lockheed Martin Corp. (United States)
Craig R. Hershberger, Lockheed Martin Corp. (United States)
John A. Stalder, Lockheed Martin Corp. (United States)
Larry C. Andrews, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Ronald L. Phillips, Florida Space Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5160:
Free-Space Laser Communication and Active Laser Illumination III
David G. Voelz; Jennifer C. Ricklin, Editor(s)

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