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dc.contributor.advisorErich P. Ippen and Jeffrey M. Roth.en_US
dc.contributor.authorZheng, Sue, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-25T15:11:54Z
dc.date.available2010-03-25T15:11:54Z
dc.date.copyright2007en_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/53185
dc.descriptionThesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2007.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 87-88).en_US
dc.description.abstractFree-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.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Sue Zheng.en_US
dc.format.extent88 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectElectrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.titleTracking algorithms under boundary layer effects for free-space optical communicationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.Eng.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc525198446en_US


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