Chapter 8

FSO Link and System Design

The design of end-to-end optical wireless communication link depends on the type of wireless system under consideration, such as space/satellite, terrestrial, or an indoor system. Though the design consideration in each case is different, but in all the systems it depends on the desired link characteristics, channel constraints placed on the path and the transceiver structures used. Along with the type of the link and the distance between the sites, the design also depends on the application it is intended for; whether it is for data traffic downloads at low-speed or for uninterruptible video data or multimedia high-speed applications. The major design drivers, which affect the performance of the system, therefore, ...

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