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Ayo-Akanbi, Olaoluwa Adedapo and Akinwumi, S. A. and Omotosho, T. V. and Arijaje, Theophilus E. and Ometan, Oluwafunmilayo O. and Adewusi, M. O. (2023) IMPACTS OF AEROSOL SCATTERING ATTENUATION ON FREE-SPACE OPTICAL COMMUNICATION IN OWERRI, NIGERIA. In: 6th International Conference on Science and Sustainable Development, 2023, Online.

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In spite of the several benefits of using free-space optical (FSO) communication systems as complementary platforms for next-generation networks, the existence of atmospheric disturbances such fog and scintillations are key sources of signal impairment that affect system performance. Thus, it is crucial to learn about the specific weather patterns of the areas where FSO lines will be installed. The purpose of this work is to estimate the availability performance of FSO lines broadcasting at both 850 nm and 1550 nm by performing a statistical analysis of meteorological visibility data gathered for Owerri in Nigeria over a 21-year period (2000-2021). The results shows that the visibility during the most common fog events in Owerri is 100 meters. The probabilities of encountering and exceeding the scattering attenuations associated with Owerri's most common fog event are 0.0002 and 0.0229, respectively. This research could be expanded in the future by exploring the effects of varying localized climatic conditions on the many forms of optical signals, such as plane, spherical, and Gaussian beam waves.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Free space optics, visibility, aerosol scattering attenuation, atmospheric turbulence, transmission wavelength.
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 31 May 2024 12:01
Last Modified: 31 May 2024 12:01

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