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Performance of a FSO augmented RF mesh network
Author(s): Robert Peach; Geoff Burdge; Jerry Sonnenberg; Mike Oyler; David Wayne; Larry Andrews; Ron Phillips
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Paper Abstract

Combined RF and optical communication within a heavily scintillated atmosphere requires special modems that can accommodate significant signal fading. A hybrid network (10 Gbps 1550 nm FSO and RF transmission) has been developed and a link quality parameter is used to assist the network routers with the path cost calculation algorithm. Fading statistics, determined by field experiments, are emulated in the laboratory network by a statistically-driven VOA. COTS hardware (FEC and a special amplifier) enable a 35 dB dynamic range. The special modem and its performance within a multi-node network are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7464, Free-Space Laser Communications IX, 74640N (21 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.824903
Show Author Affiliations
Robert Peach, Harris Corp. (United States)
Geoff Burdge, Harris Corp. (United States)
Jerry Sonnenberg, Harris Corp. (United States)
Mike Oyler, Harris Corp. (United States)
David Wayne, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Larry Andrews, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Ron Phillips, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7464:
Free-Space Laser Communications IX
Arun K. Majumdar; Christopher C. Davis, Editor(s)

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