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Comparison study of packet error rates and bit error rates at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory free-space lasercom test facility
Author(s): M. R. Suite; H. R. Burris; C. I. Moore; L. M. Wasiczko; M. F. Stell; R. Mahon; W. S. Rabinovich; W. J. Scharpf
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Paper Abstract

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Chesapeake Bay Detachment (NRL-CBD), has a ten mile free-space optical laser communication (FSO lasercom) maritime testbed. Over the past year, a comparison study between packet error rates and bit error rates has been performed. These are the two most common methods to characterize the quality of an FSO lasercom link. Bit error rate (BER) testing and packet error rate (PER) testing are measured in a variety of atmospheric conditions on the one-way range at the lasercom test facility (LCTF). Results from this study will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6551, Atmospheric Propagation IV, 65510G (11 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.723554
Show Author Affiliations
M. R. Suite, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
H. R. Burris, Research Support Instruments, Inc. (United States)
C. I. Moore, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
L. M. Wasiczko, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
M. F. Stell, Research Support Instruments, Inc. (United States)
R. Mahon, L3 Communications Titan Group (United States)
W. S. Rabinovich, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
W. J. Scharpf, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6551:
Atmospheric Propagation IV
Cynthia Y. Young; G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Editor(s)

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