Conference Paper

Weather Effects Impact on the Optical Pulse Propagation in Free Space

Inst. for Broadband Commun., Graz Univ. of Technol., Graz
DOI: 10.1109/VETECS.2009.5073909 Conference: Vehicular Technology Conference, 2009. VTC Spring 2009. IEEE 69th
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Optical wireless links offer gigabit per second data rates and low system complexity. For ground-space and or terrestrial communication scenarios, these links suffer from atmospheric loss mainly due to fog, scintillation and precipitation. We investigate here the impact of fog, rain and snow effects and evaluate their performance on the basis of attenuation data collected for the optical pulse propagated through the troposphere.

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