An Experimental Study of FSO Link Performance in Desert Environment

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Title:
An Experimental Study of FSO Link Performance in Desert Environment
Authors:
Esmail, Maged; Fathallah, Habib; Alouini, Mohamed-Slim ( 0000-0003-4827-1793 )
Abstract:
Free space optical (FSO) communication systems are affected by dust particles suspended in the atmosphere in arid and semi-arid regions. The presence of these particles in the air severely affects the optical link, reduces its availability and causes service outage. In the literature, the effect of dust on the microwave signals has been widely investigated. However, for FSO communication systems that exploit shorter wavelengths, information and research is still very limited yet almost inexistent. Therefore, in this paper, we investigate the performance of FSO links under dust storms. We designed a chamber to emulate this specific environment and carry out measurements. From the experimental investigations, we derive and propose an empirical model for the signal attenuation as a function of the visibility range. The results show acceptable performance for FSO links, under moderate and light dust, with potential reach distance of hundreds of meters to few kilometers. Furthermore, a comparison analysis shows that the dust induces 7 times higher attenuation than fog.
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Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Citation:
An Experimental Study of FSO Link Performance in Desert Environment 2016:1 IEEE Communications Letters
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
IEEE Communications Letters
Issue Date:
29-Jun-2016
DOI:
10.1109/LCOMM.2016.2586043
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1089-7798
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http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=7501899
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dc.contributor.authorEsmail, Mageden
dc.contributor.authorFathallah, Habiben
dc.contributor.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-11T09:32:05Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-11T09:32:05Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-29-
dc.identifier.citationAn Experimental Study of FSO Link Performance in Desert Environment 2016:1 IEEE Communications Lettersen
dc.identifier.issn1089-7798-
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/LCOMM.2016.2586043-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/615922-
dc.description.abstractFree space optical (FSO) communication systems are affected by dust particles suspended in the atmosphere in arid and semi-arid regions. The presence of these particles in the air severely affects the optical link, reduces its availability and causes service outage. In the literature, the effect of dust on the microwave signals has been widely investigated. However, for FSO communication systems that exploit shorter wavelengths, information and research is still very limited yet almost inexistent. Therefore, in this paper, we investigate the performance of FSO links under dust storms. We designed a chamber to emulate this specific environment and carry out measurements. From the experimental investigations, we derive and propose an empirical model for the signal attenuation as a function of the visibility range. The results show acceptable performance for FSO links, under moderate and light dust, with potential reach distance of hundreds of meters to few kilometers. Furthermore, a comparison analysis shows that the dust induces 7 times higher attenuation than fog.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=7501899en
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dc.subjectattenuation modelen
dc.subjectdust stormen
dc.subjectfree space opticsen
dc.subjectvisibility rangeen
dc.titleAn Experimental Study of FSO Link Performance in Desert Environmenten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalIEEE Communications Lettersen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionElectrical Engineering Department, King Saud University, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.contributor.institutionKACST Technology Innovation Center in Radio Frequency and Photonics (RFTONICs) center, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
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