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Results from long term studies of packet testing at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory free-space lasercomm test facility
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Paper Abstract

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory has been examining propagation of a 1550nm laser at its free-space lasercomm test facility at Chesapeake Bay Detachment (NRL-CBD). NRL-CBD offers a ten mile free-space optical laser communication (FSO lasercomm) path over water. Atmospheric propagation data and as well as bit error rate and packet error rate data has been collected along the one-way ten mile link and a round-trip twenty mile link using passive retroreflectors. Long term 24/7 data collection on the one-way range at the lasercomm test facility (LCTF) provides insight into availability and packet error rates of maritime FSO lasercomm. Results from this study will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6951, Atmospheric Propagation V, 69510U (24 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.783696
Show Author Affiliations
M. R. Suite, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
H. R. Burris, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
C. I. Moore, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
L. M. Wasiczko, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
R. Mahon, L-3 Communications (United States)
W. S. Rabinovich, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6951:
Atmospheric Propagation V
G. Charmaine Gilbreath; Linda M. Wasiczko, Editor(s)

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