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Fading losses on the LCRD free-space optical link due to channel turbulence

Show simple item record Moision, Bruce Piazzolla, Sabino Hamkins, Jon 2014-02-04T18:05:08Z 2014-02-04T18:05:08Z 2013-02-04
dc.identifier.citation SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, February 2-7, 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 13-0703
dc.description.abstract The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) will implement an optical communications link between a pair of Earth terminals via an Earth-orbiting satellite relay. Clear air turbulence over the communication paths will cause random fluctuations, or fading, in the received signal irradiance. In this paper we characterize losses due to fading caused by clear air turbulence. We illustrate the performance of a representative relay link, utilizing a channel interleaver and error-correction-code to mitigate fading, and provide a method to quickly determine the link performance. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2013 en_US
dc.subject optical communications en_US
dc.subject fading en_US
dc.subject relay channel en_US
dc.title Fading losses on the LCRD free-space optical link due to channel turbulence en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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