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Long range analog RF free space optical communication link in a maritime environment
Author(s): H. R. Burris; F. Bucholtz; C. I. Moore; K. J. Grant; M. R. Suite; C. S. McDermitt; B. A. Clare; R. Mahon; W. Martinsen; M. Ferraro; R. Sawday; B. Xu; C. Font; L. M. Thomas; K. A. Mudge; W. S. Rabinovich; G. C. Gilbreath; W. Scharpf; E. Saint-Georges; S. Uecke
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Paper Abstract

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in collaboration with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) of Australia has performed long distance experiments with analog modulated free space optical communication links across the Chesapeake Bay. Results will be presented on estimating the probability density functions of the RF parameters of gain, noise factor, and linearity after propagating an RF modulated, 1550nm laser beam over a 32km distance (folded round-trip across Chesapeake Bay). In addition, results from the transmission of video using analog FM modulation of a 1550nm laser beam over the link will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7324, Atmospheric Propagation VI, 73240G (2 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.819800
Show Author Affiliations
H. R. Burris, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
F. Bucholtz, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
C. I. Moore, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
K. J. Grant, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
M. R. Suite, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
C. S. McDermitt, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
B. A. Clare, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
R. Mahon, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
W. Martinsen, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
M. Ferraro, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
R. Sawday, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
B. Xu, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
C. Font, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
L. M. Thomas, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
K. A. Mudge, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
W. S. Rabinovich, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
G. C. Gilbreath, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
W. Scharpf, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
E. Saint-Georges, NOVASOL (United States)
S. Uecke, NOVASOL (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7324:
Atmospheric Propagation VI
Linda M. Wasiczko Thomas; G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Editor(s)

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