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Applied Aspects of Optical Communication and LIDAR

1st Edition

By Nathan Blaunstein, Shlomi Arnon, Natan Kopeika, Arkadi Zilberman

Auerbach Publications

280 pages | 90 B/W Illus.

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Exploring the practical aspects of atmospheric optical communication and light detection and ranging (LIDAR), Applied Aspects of Optical Communication and LIDAR details the role of atmospheric structures in propagation phenomena that influence the transmission of optical signals through perturbed atmospheric communication channels. It examines numerous situations in over-the-terrain atmospheric communication channels, including the effects of natural phenomena and the corresponding features (turbulences and hydrometeors) on optical ray propagation.

Bridging the gap between the parameters of optical communication links and signal information data streams, this concise reference addresses line-of-sight (LOS) as well as obstructive non-line-of-sight (NLOS) propagation conditions. It also:

  • Details the main characteristics of optical communication channels
  • Introduces the quasi-regular gaseous atmosphere
  • Describes numerous situations in the atmospheric communication channel
  • Explains the main characteristics of optical communication channels

Complete with parameters for information data streams, the text also provides time-saving suggestions for determining which optical devices will work best for minimizing the deleterious effects of natural atmospheric phenomena. Whether you’re a researcher, an engineer, or student—this book provides you with the practical understanding required to use LIDAR to investigate all forms of atmospheric phenomena and to learn how to accurately predict primary parameters of atmospheric optical channels.

Table of Contents

Atmosphere: Structure and Processes

Vertical Profiles of Temperature, Pressure, and Number Density



Atmospheric Turbulence

Optical Wave Propagation in the AtmosphereRefraction Phenomena

Effects of Aerosols

Aerosol Effects on Optical Wave Propagation

Effects of Hydrometeors

Effects of Atmospheric Turbulence on OpticalPropagation

Measurements of Atmospheric Turbulence

Modeling of Atmospheric Optical Turbulence

Line-of-Sight Bending Caused by Strong

Atmospheric Turbulence

Applied Aspects of LIDAR

Turbulence Profile Measurement with LIDAR

Lidar Research of Passive Scalar Field Fluctuations

Lidar Measurement of Atmospheric Aerosol Parameters

Optical Communication Channels

Main Characteristics

Key Parameters Prediction

Mathematical and Statistical Description

Modulation Methods

Channel and Signal Data Parameters in Atmospheric Optical Communication Links

Irradiance PDF

Key Parameters of Data Stream in Optical

Channels with Fading

Modeling of Key Parameters of the Channel and Information Data




Each chapter concludes with a "References" section

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Optics
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications