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Model Analysis of Hydrometeor Scattering Effects on Free Space Near-Infrared Links

  • Autori: Mori, S.; Marzano, F.; Frezza, F.; Tosi Beleffi, G.; Carrozzo, V.; Busacca, A.; Ando', A.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2012
  • Tipologia: Proceedings (TIPOLOGIA NON ATTIVA)
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A promising technology for peer-to-peer connections and urban area networks is represented by wireless communications through free space using optical carrier (Free Space Optics, FSO). This technology ensures high data rates, with relatively low error rates, low power consumption and inherent security. Nevertheless FSO links are quite sensitive to atmospheric condition. Fog droplets, but also raindrops and snowflakes, may introduce severe path attenuation which drastically reduces the channel availability. A parametric model to simulate droplets scattering effects over the FSO link in terms of extinction coefficient, albedo factor and asymmetry coefficient as function of the particle water content will be presented. Both single and multiple scattering effects will be shown.