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Propagation Losses For Satellite-To-Submarine Optical Communication Systems
Author(s): Gary Lee; George Schroeder; Charles Ciany
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Paper Abstract

Water absorption characteristics limit the useable electromagnetic carrier frequencies for underwater communication to either less than a few hundred hertz (ELF) or the blue-green optical wavelengths. This paper considers the case of a satellite-borne blue-green laser transmitter communicating at low data rates to a deeply submerged receiver. One dif-ficulty in designing such a system is the uncertainty in propagation losses. This paper discusses the calculation of propagation loss considering both the case of a cloud free LOS (line-of-sight) and the case where the LOS passes through a thick cloud.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1978
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0150, Laser and Fiber Optics Communications, (21 December 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956703
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Gary Lee, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company (United States)
George Schroeder, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company (United States)
Charles Ciany, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0150:
Laser and Fiber Optics Communications
Monte Ross, Editor(s)

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