Free-space optical channel characterization in a coastal environment

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/626968
Title:
Free-space optical channel characterization in a coastal environment
Authors:
Alheadary, Wael Ghazy; Park, Kihong ( 0000-0002-6867-4277 ) ; Ooi, Boon S. ( 0000-0001-9606-5578 ) ; Alouini, Mohamed-Slim ( 0000-0003-4827-1793 )
Abstract:
Recently, FSO (Free-Space Optical Communication) has received a lot of attention thanks to its high data-rate transmission via unbounded unlicensed bandwidth. However, some weather conditions lead to significant degradation of the FSO link performance. Based on this context and in order to have a better understanding of the capabilities of FSO communication in a coastal environment, the effects of temperature and humidity on an FSO system are investigated in this study. An experiment is conducted using an open source FSO system that achieves a transmission rate of 1 Gbit/s at a distance of 70 m. Two new mathematical models are proposed to represent the effects of temperature and humidity on our developed FSO system operating at a wavelength of 1 550 nm. The first model links the FSO attenuation coeffcient to the air temperature in coastal regions, while the second model links the FSO attenuation coeffcient to the humidity and the dew-point temperature. The key finding of this study is that FSO links can achieve maximum availability in a coastal city with normal variations in temperature and humidity.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Electrical Engineering Program
Citation:
Alheadary WG, Park K-H, Ooi BS, Alouini M-S (2017) Free-space optical channel characterization in a coastal environment. Journal of Communications and Information Networks 2: 100–106. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s41650-017-0045-3.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Journal of Communications and Information Networks
Issue Date:
28-Dec-2017
DOI:
10.1007/s41650-017-0045-3
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2096-1081; 2509-3312
Additional Links:
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41650-017-0045-3
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Electrical Engineering Program; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorAlheadary, Wael Ghazyen
dc.contributor.authorPark, Kihongen
dc.contributor.authorOoi, Boon S.en
dc.contributor.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-01T07:25:00Z-
dc.date.available2018-02-01T07:25:00Z-
dc.date.issued2017-12-28en
dc.identifier.citationAlheadary WG, Park K-H, Ooi BS, Alouini M-S (2017) Free-space optical channel characterization in a coastal environment. Journal of Communications and Information Networks 2: 100–106. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s41650-017-0045-3.en
dc.identifier.issn2096-1081en
dc.identifier.issn2509-3312en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s41650-017-0045-3en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/626968-
dc.description.abstractRecently, FSO (Free-Space Optical Communication) has received a lot of attention thanks to its high data-rate transmission via unbounded unlicensed bandwidth. However, some weather conditions lead to significant degradation of the FSO link performance. Based on this context and in order to have a better understanding of the capabilities of FSO communication in a coastal environment, the effects of temperature and humidity on an FSO system are investigated in this study. An experiment is conducted using an open source FSO system that achieves a transmission rate of 1 Gbit/s at a distance of 70 m. Two new mathematical models are proposed to represent the effects of temperature and humidity on our developed FSO system operating at a wavelength of 1 550 nm. The first model links the FSO attenuation coeffcient to the air temperature in coastal regions, while the second model links the FSO attenuation coeffcient to the humidity and the dew-point temperature. The key finding of this study is that FSO links can achieve maximum availability in a coastal city with normal variations in temperature and humidity.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41650-017-0045-3en
dc.subjectFSOen
dc.subjectoptical systemsen
dc.subjectrelative humidityen
dc.subjecttemperatureen
dc.subjectchannel characterizationen
dc.subjectattenuation coefficienten
dc.titleFree-space optical channel characterization in a coastal environmenten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Communications and Information Networksen
kaust.authorAlheadary, Wael Ghazyen
kaust.authorPark, Kihongen
kaust.authorOoi, Boon S.en
kaust.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
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