A Monte Carlo numerical simulation for computing the received power for an underwater optical communication system is discussed and validated. Power loss between receiver and transmitter is simulated for a variety of receiver aperture sizes and fields of view. Additionally, pointing-and-tracking losses are simulated.
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Original Manuscript: October 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 6, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2014
Published: April 8, 2014
William Cox and John Muth, "Simulating channel losses in an underwater optical communication system," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 920-934 (2014)