Analysis of fog effects on terrestrial Free Space optical communication links

Maged Abdullah Esmail, Habib Fathallah, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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In this paper, we consider and examine fog measurement data, coming from several locations in Europe and USA, and attempt to derive a unified model for fog attenuation in free space optics (FSO) communication links. We evaluate and compare the performance of our proposed model to that of many well-known alternative models. We found that our proposed model, achieves an average RMSE that outperforms them by more than 9 dB. Furthermore, we have studied the performance of the FSO system using different performance metrics such as signal-to-noise (SNR) ratio, bit error rate (BER), and channel capacity. Our results show that FSO is a short range technology. Therefore, FSO is expected to find its place in future networks that will have small cell size, i.e.,
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781509004485
StatePublished - Jul 26 2016


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