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Free-space laser communication model
Author(s): Mikhail S. Belen'kii; Kevin Hughes; Vincent Rye
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Paper Abstract

Laser communication has an enormous potential to provide a secure, jam-resistant, low detection probability and high-bandwidth means of communmication to support multimedia, imagery, video, mapping and other command and control functions in battlefield environments. In this paper, we discuss the development of a complete numerical model for free-space laser - PamCom model. We examine results obtained in the preliminary study that validate the feasibility of a selected approach. We review the estimates for atmospheric transmission for various lasercom links at 1.55 μm, analysze spatial-temporal statistics of the scintillation mititigation techniques. In addition, we review results for the link performance analysis including the SNR and BER calculations and examine predictions for the irradiance probability density function (PDF) from various models. Finally, we discuss the composition and top level architecture of the Pam Com model, which will be usable for a wide variety of scenarios, involving terminals on aricrafts, satellites, and the ground, and will be designed for use in DoD and commercial lasercom system design, test, and evaluation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 5595, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications IV, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.570496
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Mikhail S. Belen'kii, Trex Enterprises Corp. (United States)
Kevin Hughes, Trex Enterprises Corp. (United States)
Vincent Rye, Trex Enterprises Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5595:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications IV
Achyut Kumar Dutta; Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal; Niloy K. Dutta; Yasutake Ohishi, Editor(s)

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