On the performance of free-space optical communication systems with multiuser diversity

Liang Yang, Xiqi Gao, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 3rd International Workshop in Optical Wireless Communications (IWOW)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479966769
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2014

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