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Investigating of rain attenuation impact on Free Space Optics propagation in tropical region

Ahmad Zabidi, Suriza and Islam, Md. Rafiqul and Mohammed Al-Khateeb, Wajdi Fawzi and Naji, Ahmed Wathik (2011) Investigating of rain attenuation impact on Free Space Optics propagation in tropical region. In: 4th International Conference on Mechatronics (ICOM) , 17-19 May, 2011 , Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Free Space Optics (FSO) is an emerging technology in the area where higher speed and larger bandwidth is required. Technologically, FSO is similar to communication using fiber optic cables. Since the two technologies are similar, they share the same advantages such as higher speed, unlimited bandwidth and protocol independent. However, in term of cost and time for deployment, the cost to deploy FSO is cheaper and the deployment time is shorter since no cable is needed for FSO so the time and cost is reduce significantly. Although FSO has all the advantages of the best quality as communication medium, local weather condition is the drawback of FSO link performance. The aim of this paper is to investigate on this limitation with the focus on atmospheric attenuation on the propagation of FSO signal. General atmospheric attenuation will be discussed and the focus will be on rain. The motivation of this is to develop attenuation model that best represent tropical weather condition.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 2435/2963
Uncontrolled Keywords: Free space optics, FSO, Environmental impact, Propagation, Attenuation
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, radio, radar, television
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2011 17:00
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2011 11:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/2963

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