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Environmental effects on free space earth-to-satellite optical link based on measurement data in Malaysia

Nor, Norhanis Aida M. and Islam, Md. Rafiqul and Al-Khateeb, Wajdi Fawzi Mohammed and Zabidi, Suriza Ahmad (2012) Environmental effects on free space earth-to-satellite optical link based on measurement data in Malaysia. In: International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering (ICCCE 2012), 3-5 July 2012, Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

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FSO is a developing technology that has a great chance to compliment the traditional wireless communications and offer some inherent advantages compared to microwave links due to transmitting higher speed of data, easily deployment,and no license spectrum required. However, FSO is very vulnerable to the climatological phenomena such as fog, snow,rain, and haze that reduce the link availability. Most researches and studies are focusing on improving the FSO system for terrestrial link based on data in temperate region. Therefore, this paper is aiming to provide the feasibility analysis on performing FSO from earth to satellite in Malaysia as the performance of FSO is dependent on local weather conditions and in tropical region, the attenuations are dominant by rain and haze. The analysis is based on measurement of rain intensity, visibility and variation of optical free space signal level which has been done at Faculty of Engineering, International Islamic University (IIUM)Kuala Lumpur campus. From the terrestrial data, it will be scaled up for earth to satellite especially Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite and will be compared with calculated of FSO earth-tosatellite data. The analysis will determine the operability of FSO for long distance and as a benchmark for future design.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 3802/27695
Uncontrolled Keywords: Free Space Optics (FSO); enviromental effects; rain attenuation; haze attenuation; rain intensity; LEO satellite.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, radio, radar, television
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2013 08:05
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2017 15:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27695

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