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Evaluation of FEC for the atmospheric optical IM/DD channel

Henniger, Hennes and Giggenbach, Dirk and David, Florian and Rapp, Christoph (2003) Evaluation of FEC for the atmospheric optical IM/DD channel. In: Proceedings of the SPIE, Vol. 4975. LASE 2003, San Jose, California, USA, 25-31 January 2003, San Jose, California, USA.

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Channel measurements were performed by the German Aerospace Center in various near ground optical channels including a 1.5 km horizontal path as well as a 61km path. These measurements clearly showed that the atmosphere causes very slow fading (compared to the high data rates usually used in optical communication systems), which significantly degrades the transmission quality. As transmitter power and receiver sensitivity are limited by the transmission technology, fading depicts a severe problem, that can be reduced by the use of forward error correction schemes (FEC) in order to improve system performance. Therefore FEC was subject of investigations by means of simulations. To figure out which FEC methods are useful for applications in the atmospheric optical channels simulations of standard block codes and interleavers have been done. They were based on data sets taken in the various channel measurements. The simulations point out that only very long interleaving can increase performance significantly.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2003,
Title:Evaluation of FEC for the atmospheric optical IM/DD channel
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Henniger, HennesUNSPECIFIED
Giggenbach, DirkUNSPECIFIED
Rapp, ChristophFachhochschule München
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the SPIE, Vol. 4975
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:FEC, Optical Channel, KNOCGOP
Event Title:LASE 2003, San Jose, California, USA, 25-31 January 2003
Event Location:San Jose, California, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Organizer:SPIE - The International Society of Optical Engineering
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W KN - Kommunikation/Navigation
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W KN - Kommunikation/Navigation
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Multimedia Satellitennetze (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Digital Networks
Deposited By: Dr.-Ing. Dirk Giggenbach
Deposited On:10 Aug 2006
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 19:58

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