Physical layer solutions for optical communications in space

Andrew Burton, Zabih Ghassemlooy, Pantelis Daniel Arapoglou

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Abstract

This paper is about simulation of physical layer optical link for space-to-ground laser communications. Using forward error correction (FEC) schemes outlined by the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) with non-return-to-zero (NRZ), return to zero (RZ) on-off keying (OOK) and pulse position modulation (PPM); the high photon efficiency optical communications link is analysed using Matlab. Results show the degree to which modulation schemes are susceptible to atmospheric turbulence and AWG noise with and without FEC. We show that at a bit error rate of 10e-3 4-PPM offers better resiliency to atmospheric fading than OOK RZ and NRZ respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 10th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509025268
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2016
Event10th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 2016 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 20 Jul 201623 Jul 2016

Publication series

Name2016 10th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 2016

Conference

Conference10th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 2016
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period20/07/1623/07/16

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