IIUM Repository

The effect of haze attenuation on Free Space Optics Communication (FSO) at two wavelengths under Malaysia weather

Shumani, Mohamed M. and Abdullah, Mohammad Faiz Liew and Ahmad Zabidi, Suriza (2016) The effect of haze attenuation on Free Space Optics Communication (FSO) at two wavelengths under Malaysia weather. In: 6th International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering (ICCCE 2016), 25th-27th July 2016, Kuala Lumpur.

[img] PDF
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (1MB) | Request a copy
PDF (SCOPUS) - Supplemental Material
Download (85kB) | Preview
PDF (WOS) - Supplemental Material
Download (282kB) | Preview


Free Space Optical FSO is a promising optical technology that has a great chance of complementing the traditional wireless communication. It offers unlicensed, higher speed, broader, unlimited bandwidth and excellent security. However, the quality of FSO links is greatly affected by weather conditions and link distance. In the tropical regions, the quality of the FSO links is affected mainly by rain attenuation while the air quality is presumed to have little or no impact. However, a state of emergency has consecutively been declared in some part of Malaysia during the past three years due to high air pollution index (API). Since the range of FSO link is limited by air pollution, haze attenuation must be considered as one of the important factors in FSO link design. The aim of this paper is to provide an analysis and simulation of the FSO link with real data from Meteorological Malaysia department (MMD) on haze weather under two different wavelengths 850nm and 1550nm. This paper will discuss the different rate of attenuation operating in the medium between transmitter and receiver and their impact on the link margin calculation. In addition, it will evaluate the maximum distance link for wavelengths and consider the different visibility under the attenuated weather.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 2435/57427
Uncontrolled Keywords: free space optical, link margin, haze attenuation
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA197 Engineering meteorology
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Suriza Ahmad Zabidi
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 16:23
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2019 14:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57427

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year