Performance of FSO-OFDM based on BCH code
School of Electronic Information Engineering, Xi’an Technological University, Xi’an 710032, China
As contrasted with the traditional OOK (on-off key) system, FSO-OFDM system can resist the atmospheric scattering and improve the spectrum utilization rate effectively. Due to the instability of the atmospheric channel, the system will be affected by various factors, and resulting in a high BER. BCH code has a good error correcting ability, particularly in the short-length and medium-length code, and its performance is close to the theoretical value. It not only can check the burst errors but also can correct the random errors. Therefore, the BCH code is applied to the system to reduce the system BER. At last, the semi-physical simulation has been conducted with MATLAB. The simulation results show that when the BER is 10-2, the performance of OFDM is superior 4dB compared with OOK. In different weather conditions (extension rain, advection fog, dust days), when the BER is 10-5, the performance of BCH (255,191) channel coding is superior 4~5dB compared with uncoded system. All in all, OFDM technology and BCH code can reduce the system BER.
Key words: Free Space Orthogonal (FSO) / Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) / BCH code
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