Free space optics through adverse weather (sponsored by NSF)

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This project investigates the Free Space Optics (FSO) communication through adverse weather such as rain, fog, smog, snow.  These weather events create attenuation and scattering which severely degrade communication link performance.  The communication channel is characterized by impulse response based on the solution of the vector radiative transfer equation.  We investigate a technique to obtain the appropriate transmission rate for specified fog conditions and also a technique to adjust a receiver’s field of view (FOV) to study the possibility of improving the link performance.






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Sponsored by NSF