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Atmospheric effects on free space earth-to-satellite optical link in tropical climate

M.Nor, Norhanis Aida and Islam, Md. Rafiqul and Al-Khateeb, Wajdi Fawzi Mohammed and Ahmad Zabidi, Suriza (2013) Atmospheric effects on free space earth-to-satellite optical link in tropical climate. International Journal of Computer Science, Engineering and Applications (IJCSEA), 3 (1). pp. 17-36. ISSN 2231-0088

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Free Space Optic (FSO) vulnerability towards atmospheric phenomena is becoming a main issue towards its implementation. A lot of studies have been conducted to estimate the climatological effects on FSO links but most of them are based on terrestrial link with short path lengths and centred in temperate regions.Hence, this paper aims to analyse the performance of FSO links from earth-to-LEO satellite in tropical regions where rain and haze are the main concerns. This analysis is based on available methods and data to predict earth-to-satellite FSO links with the scaled up data from the measurement on terrestrial FSO link installed at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Kuala Lumpur campus. Data collected from terrestrial link are FSO received signal levels, corresponding rain intensity and visibility variations. The measured data are scaled up to the effective distance of slant path lengths and then compared with the predicted values. These findings will be very useful for FSO earth-space communication link designers and can be as a benchmark of FSO system design.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6738/32430
Uncontrolled Keywords: Free Space Optic (FSO), rain attenuation, rain intensity, haze attenuation, availability
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: 29 Oct 2013 10:33
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2016 08:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/32430

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