Accession Number:

ADA135661

Title:

Communication System Studies for the Submarine Laser Communications System

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 26 Jun 81-31 Oct 1982

Corporate Author:

RIVERSIDE RESEARCH INST NEW YORK

Report Date:

1983-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

143.0

Abstract:

Analytical relationships between the parameters of interest to the user and the parameters characterizing the hardware and the propagation channel were established for the Submarine Laser Communications SLC system for the first time. These relationships constitute a useful framework to study the effects of a channel on the system performance not only for the ground- or space-based laser transmitter, but for the airborne transmitter as well. In the study, the utility of this analytical framework was demonstrated by producing a quantitative characterization of the system performance for different signal processing schemes for fading and nonfading channels. The system optimization for the strategic and tactical applications was discussed explicitly in terms of means for securing minimum scanning time or maximum operational depth, respectively.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE