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Experimental Investigation Of The Influence Of Tracking Errors On The Performance Of Free-Space Laser Links
Author(s): A. F. Popescu; P. Huber; W. Reiland
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Paper Abstract

A model is described for analyzing the burst error probability and the tracking error statistics of two mutally tracking optical transceivers. The calculations are based on the tracking error statistics of a single "non-coupled" transceiver. It is shown that, for mutually tracking transceivers, the tracking error statistics are different to the non-coupled case, leading to an increase of the burst error probability. A testbed configuration is proposed for the experimental evaluation of both the tracking and data channel performance. Preliminary experimental results on the tracking error statistics of a coupled two-transceiver system show good agreement with the calculations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0885, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies, (2 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.976554
Show Author Affiliations
A. F. Popescu, Battelle Europe (Germany)
P. Huber, Battelle Europe (Germany)
W. Reiland, Battelle Europe (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0885:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies
David L. Begley; Gerhard A. Koepf, Editor(s)

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