Calculations are presented to permit range predictions of a CO2 laser communication system when attenuation statistics are available. Both TV and digital transmission are considered. In the former case, an AM-FM modulation scheme is used. Direct demodulation is assumed. Examples are given in the use of the results to obtain range probabilities based on reported propagation statistics.
© 1981 Optical Society of America
A. Waksberg, "Range predictions for a CO2 laser communication system," Appl. Opt. 20, 2688-2693 (1981)