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Haze effects on the propagation of free space optical communications in Malaysia


Sheikh Naimullah, Bibi Sarpinah and Hitam, Salasiah and Hazwan, W. M. and Othman, Maisara and Abdullah, Mohamad Khazani (2006) Haze effects on the propagation of free space optical communications in Malaysia. In: Seminar on Engineering and Technology (SET2006) , 4-5 Sept. 2006, Putrajaya, Malaysia. (pp. 400-405).


This paper presents the effect of atmospheric attenuation during hazy days for free space optical (FSO) communication in point-to-point connection. The analysis focuses on scattering coefficient and atmospheric attenuation effects on low visibility, which falls in the range of 1.8 km to 4.5 km. The performance comparison is also done for the wavelength of 850 nm and 1550 nm. The result shows that the performance of 1550 nm is better than 850 nm in both performance parameters. As the link range between transmitter and receiver increases, the atmospheric attenuation increases too. Using small divergence, small transmitter aperture, and large receiver aperture and deployment distance of less than 1km can reduce the effect of atmospheric attenuation. These challenges limit FSO to the short distance application.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Federation of Engineering Institutions of Islamic Countries
Keywords: Free space optical (FSO); Low visibility; Mie scattering; Beam divergence; Transmitter aperture; Receiver aperture
Depositing User: Erni Suraya Abdul Aziz
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2015 04:07
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2015 04:07
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/39659
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