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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 2 — Jan. 28, 2013
  • pp: 2307–2323

An omni-directional optical antenna and its beam control method based on the EC-KPA algorithm for mobile FSO

Tao Shang, Yintang Yang, Weixu Li, Xin Wang, and Jijun Jia  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 2307-2323 (2013)

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In order to ensure the communication link stability in mobile FSO system, a new omni-directional optical antenna is designed. Being aimed at discontinuous tracking, a novel beam control method based on the error correction Kalman prediction algorithm (EC-KPA) is proposed. The comparison of EC-KPA and the conventional Kalman prediction algorithm (KPA) is given. Numerical simulations about beam control method are carried out. The results show that the prediction accuracy of EC-KPA is improved about 77% than that of KPA in Gaussian noise situation, and that the increase is up to 12.92 times in strong noise situation. Therefore, the beam control method is feasible, and this optical antenna can meet the demands of fast mobile FSO.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(350.6090) Other areas of optics : Space optics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 2013
Published: January 23, 2013

Tao Shang, Yintang Yang, Weixu Li, Xin Wang, and Jijun Jia, "An omni-directional optical antenna and its beam control method based on the EC-KPA algorithm for mobile FSO," Opt. Express 21, 2307-2323 (2013)

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