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Analysis of the Effects of Environment on the Performance of Free Space Earth-to-Satellite Optical Link in Malaysia

Mohd Nor, Norhanis Aida and Islam, Md. Rafiqul and Al-Khateeb, Wajdi Fawzi Mohammed (2011) Analysis of the Effects of Environment on the Performance of Free Space Earth-to-Satellite Optical Link in Malaysia. In: 2011 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development (SCORED 2011), 19 - 20 December 2011, Cyberjaya.

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Abstract

Free Space Optics (FSO) is a promising optical technology that has a great chance to compliment the traditional wireless communications especially for applying this technology to satellite. It offers some inherent advantages compared to RF such as smaller telescopes, low power consumption, no frequency restrictions, no electromagnetic interference, and large increase in bandwidth. However, FSO is highly attenuated by weather because air is the medium of transmission channel. Moreover,recent studies mostly based on terrestrial link and focusing on temperate region which the attenuation is dominant by fog and snow. Therefore, this paper is aiming to provide FSO analysis of environmental effect for slant path that link from earth to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite that occurs in tropical climate region where rain and haze are present throughout the year. The result of the analysis can provide more knowledge on the feasibility of performing FSO from earth-to-satellite under tropical region.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3802/18081
Uncontrolled Keywords: component; Free Space Optics (FSO); attenuation;rain; geometrical losses; scattering; LEO satellite
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, radio, radar, television
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2012 17:00
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2012 17:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/18081

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