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FSO communications: atmospheric effects for an airborne backbone
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Paper Abstract

Free-space optical communications (FSOC) has become an important application area because of the increasing need for larger bandwidths and high-data-rate transfer of information that is available at optical wavelengths. In this paper we discuss some of the atmospheric issues that are important to consider in the design of a FSOC link between aircraft at large separation distances, including aero-optical effects around the aircraft itself.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6951, Atmospheric Propagation V, 695102 (18 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.785861
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Ronald L. Phillips, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Larry C. Andrews, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


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

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