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Modulation and coding tradeoffs for non-line-of-sight ultraviolet communications
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Paper Abstract

Rich atmospheric scattering in the ultraviolet (UV) enables non-line-of sight (NLOS) communications, opening a new optical paradigm. In this paper, we incorporate an experimentally validated NLOS channel path loss model and quantitatively predict the performance of a combination of modulation and coding techniques. Our study includes OOK, PPM, MPPM, repetition coding and trellis coding. We consider both Poisson and Gaussian noise assumptions, appropriate for different operating regimes, with a focus on achievable range as a critical parameter in NLOS operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7464, Free-Space Laser Communications IX, 74640H (21 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.826301
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Qunfeng He, Univ. of California, Riverside (United States)
Brian M. Sadler, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Zhengyuan Xu, Univ. of California, Riverside (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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