Free space optical (FSO) communication has become a cost-effective method to provide high data rates. However, the turbulence-induced fading limits its application to short range applications. To address this, we propose a multiuser diversity (MD) FSO scheme in which the Nth best user is selected and the channel fluctuations can be effectively exploited to produce a selection diversity gain. More specifically, we first present the statistics analysis for the considered system over weak atmospheric turbulence channels. Based on these statistics, the outage probability, bit-error rate performance, and coverage are analyzed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||2014 3rd International Workshop in Optical Wireless Communications (IWOW)|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Sep 2014|