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University of Central Florida

Atmospheric parameters

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Fade Statistics For A Lasercom System And The Joint Pdf Of A Gamma-Gamma Distributed Irradiance And Its Time Derivative, Frida Stromqvist Vetelino Jan 2006

Fade Statistics For A Lasercom System And The Joint Pdf Of A Gamma-Gamma Distributed Irradiance And Its Time Derivative, Frida Stromqvist Vetelino

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The performance of lasercom systems operating in the atmosphere is reduced by optical turbulence, which causes irradiance fluctuations in the received signal. The result is a randomly fading signal. Fade statistics for lasercom systems are determined from the probability density function (PDF) of the irradiance fluctuations. The expected number of fades per second and their mean fade time require the joint PDF of the fluctuating irradiance and its time derivative. Theoretical integral expressions, as well as closed form, analytical approximations, were developed for the joint PDF of a gamma-gamma distributed irradiance and its time derivative, and the corresponding expression for ...