Accession Number:

ADA230540

Title:

Using Error Detection and Correction Coding for a Turbulent Atmospheric Optical Communications Link

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

Probability of bit error Pb performance for a turbulent, atmospheric, optical, communications link with convolutional error detection and correction coding was investigated. The codes investigated were all rate 12 codes with constraint lengths ranging from 3 to 7. It was assumed that the coded data stream was sufficiently interleaved so that the turbulent channel could be considered memoryless. A theoretical bound on P sub b, given by Viterbi for a memoryless channel, was used to plot curves of P sub b versus the signal intensity of last transmitter. These curves were plotted for three different levels of atmospheric turbulence and three different levels of background light.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Telemetry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE