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Implementation concepts for a bridging protocol for the high data rate slow-fading free-space optical channel
Author(s): Bernhard Epple; Clara Serrano Solsona
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Paper Abstract

This paper addresses various aspects for designing and implementing a bridging protocol for reliable data transfer between two local area networks over the high data rate slow-fading free-space optical channel. First the service requirements of widely spread applications of today's life like voice communication, video streaming or file transfer are given and the resulting constrains for data transfer protocols are compiled. Then, based on the physical characteristics of different communication scenarios and the compiled results, the feasibility of these services on optical free-space links is studied. Finally different protocol design aspects are discussed and an implementation concept for bridging data of different services over free-space optical links is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6877, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XX, 687709 (13 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.763295
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Bernhard Epple, German Aerospace Ctr. (DLR) (Germany)
Clara Serrano Solsona, German Aerospace Ctr. (DLR) (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6877:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XX
Steve Mecherle, Editor(s)

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