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Analysis of link performance for the FOENEX laser communications system
Author(s): Juan C. Juarez; David W. Young; Radha A. Venkat; David M. Brown; Andrea M. Brown; Rachel L. Oberc; Joseph E. Sluz; H. Alan Pike; Larry B. Stotts
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Paper Abstract

A series of experiments were conducted to validate the performance of the free-space optical communications (FSOC) subsystem under DARPA's FOENEX program. Over six days, bidirectional links at ranges of 10 and 17 km were characterized during different periods of the day to evaluate link performance. This paper will present the test configuration, evaluate performance of the FSOC subsystem against a variety of characterization approaches, and discuss the impact of the results, particularly with regards to the optical terminals. Finally, this paper will summarize the impact of turbulence conditions on the FSOC subsystem and present methods for estimating performance under different link distances and turbulence conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8380, Atmospheric Propagation IX, 838007 (16 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919928
Show Author Affiliations
Juan C. Juarez, The Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab. (United States)
David W. Young, The Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab. (United States)
Radha A. Venkat, The Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab. (United States)
David M. Brown, The Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab. (United States)
Andrea M. Brown, The Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab. (United States)
Rachel L. Oberc, General Dynamics (United States)
Joseph E. Sluz, The Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab. (United States)
H. Alan Pike, Defense Strategies and Systems, Inc. (United States)
Larry B. Stotts, Stotts Consulting, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8380:
Atmospheric Propagation IX
Linda M. Wasiczko Thomas; Earl J. Spillar, Editor(s)

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