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Tropical terrestrial free space optical link performance analysis

Habaebi, Mohamed Hadi and Jamal, N.F.A. and Islam, Md Rafiqul Islam and Basahel, Ahmed (2022) Tropical terrestrial free space optical link performance analysis. International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies, 16 (12). pp. 94-102. E-ISSN 1865-7923

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Free Space Optical (FSO) has a very good potential alternative solution to Radio Frequency (RF) to provide high terrestrial wireless communication. In tropical region, the only drawback of FSO is atmospheric attenuation due to mainly haze and rain. This study investigates the performance of FSO system over link distances that ranges between 9 km to 12 km as the average visibility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is 10 km. Two models used to predict the atmospheric attenuation, namely Kruse model and modified Kruse model. These models are valid to predict the haze attenuation for visibilities that range between 9 to 12 km. The modified/corrected Kruse model shows some limitations in the prediction of haze attenuation over longer wavelength. However, the study indicates that attenuation due to haze is low, while air quality in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is acceptable. As the size of haze particles varies from 0.01 to 1 μm, the longer wavelength is preferable as 1550 nm to enhance FSO performance compared to 850 nm and 600 nm wavelengths. Thus, the longer wavelength is the optimal choice to enhance the FSO performance as it caused low scattering.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: FSO, FSO link budget, haze attenuation, visibility
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
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Mohamed Hadi Habaebi
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2022 09:11
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2022 09:23
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/98471

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