Tracking algorithms under boundary layer effects for free-space optical communications
Author(s)Zheng, Sue, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Erich P. Ippen and Jeffrey M. Roth.
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Free-space optical communication requires accurate tracking to maintain links. The tracking problem between an aircraft and satellite becomes more difficult with the introduction of a turret on the aircraft for increased field-of-regard. In the case of a hemispherical turret, the disrupted airflow at the boundary layer can greatly distort the optical beam. A model of the communication link is created to compare the performance of several tracking algorithms. We investigate the best algorithm under various atmospheric conditions and signal-to-noise ratios.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2007.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 87-88).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.