MIMO free-space optical communication employing subcarrier intensity modulation in atmospheric turbulence channels

Ghassemlooy, Zabih, Popoola, Wasiu Oyewole, Ahmadi, Vahid and Leitgeb, Erich (2009) MIMO free-space optical communication employing subcarrier intensity modulation in atmospheric turbulence channels. Communications Infrastructure: Systems and Applications in Europe (First International ICST Conference, EuropeComm 2009), 16 (2). pp. 61-73. ISSN 1867-8211

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Abstract

In this paper, we analyse the error performance of transmitter/receiver array free-space optical (FSO) communication system employing binary phase shift keying (BPSK) subcarrier intensity modulation (SIM) in clear but turbulent atmospheric channel. Subcarrier modulation is employed to eliminate the need for adaptive threshold detector. Direct detection is employed at the receiver and each subcarrier is subsequently demodulated coherently. The effect of irradiance fading is mitigated with an array of lasers and photodetectors. The received signals are linearly combined using the optimal maximum ratio combining (MRC), the equal gain combining (EGC) and the selection combining (SelC). The bit error rate (BER) equations are derived considering additive white Gaussian noise and log normal intensity fluctuations. This work is part of the EU COST actions and EU projects.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: BPSK, laser communications, MIMO systems, spatial diversity
Subjects: H900 Others in Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2011 09:20
Last Modified: 13 May 2017 21:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1709

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