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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2011
  • pp: 420–428

Non-line-of-sight single-scatter propagation model for noncoplanar geometries

Mohamed A. Elshimy and Steve Hranilovic  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 28, Issue 3, pp. 420-428 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.28.000420


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Abstract

In this paper, a geometrical propagation model is developed that generalizes the classical single-scatter model under the assumption of first-order scattering and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) communication. The generalized model considers the case of a noncoplanar geometry, where it overcomes the restriction that the transmitter and the receiver cone axes lie in the same plane. To verify the model, a Monte Carlo (MC) radiative transfer model based on a photon transport algorithm is constructed. Numerical examples for a wavelength of 266 nm are illustrated, which corresponds to a solar-blind NLOS UV communication system. A comparison of the temporal responses of the generalized model and the MC simulation results shows close agreement. Path loss and delay spread are also shown for different pointing directions.

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OCIS Codes
(290.1310) Scattering : Atmospheric scattering
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 30, 2010
Published: February 25, 2011

Citation
Mohamed A. Elshimy and Steve Hranilovic, "Non-line-of-sight single-scatter propagation model for noncoplanar geometries," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 420-428 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-28-3-420

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