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Fading mitigation coding techniques for space to ground free space optical communications (Euro Med Telco 2014)

  • Autori: Ando', A.; Pernice, R.; Curcio, L.; Stivala, S.; Mangione, S.; Gallo, P.; Campanella, M.; Garbo, G.; Busacca, A.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2014
  • Tipologia: Proceedings (TIPOLOGIA NON ATTIVA)
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In this manuscript, a Geostationary satellite-toground Free Space Optics (FSO) downlink channel model has been implemented, which is able to predict temporal irradiance fluctuations caused by scintillation at a wide range of turbulence conditions and for different values of the zenith angle. In order to mitigate fading events that occur in FSO communications, we have also tested the performance of three different families of Rateless Codes (Luby Transform, Raptor and RaptorQ) into our model and found that RaptorQ is the best candidate to mitigate errors in FSO links.