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Haze impact on availability of terrestrial free space optical link

Basahel, Ahmed and Islam, Md. Rafiqul and Ahmad Zabidi, Suriza and Habaebi, Mohamed Hadi (2016) Haze impact on availability of terrestrial free space optical link. In: 6th International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering (ICCCE 2016), 25th-27th July 2016, Kuala Lumpur.

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Free Space Optics is a promising optical wireless technology in broadband networks. It uses laser as a medium of transmission between two transceivers. In tropical climate, haze is one of the weather phenomenons which reduce the visibility. Low visibility increases atmospheric attenuation and reduce the availability of optical signals for free space optics (FSO) links. In this paper, the effect of atmospheric attenuation due to haze on free space optical link in tropical climate has been demonstrated. The analysis based on one year measured visibility data in Malaysia. Predicted attenuation varies with different wavelengths. Thus, two wavelengths were considered. The predicted atmospheric attenuation was compared across the two wavelengths. Measured visibility data and predicted attenuation were used to estimate the link availability of free space optical links. From the results higher wavelength has lower attenuation compare with lower wavelength. This paper indicates useful information for the deployment of FSO link in tropical climate.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3802/55083
Uncontrolled Keywords: Free Sapce Optics; visibility; 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: 22 Feb 2017 17:13
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2017 08:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55083

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