The Effects of the Bad Weather on the Transmission and Performance Efficiency of Optical Wireless Communication Systems
Optical wireless links offer gigabit per second data rates and low system complexity. For ground space and or terrestrial communication systems, these links suffer from atmospheric loss mainly due to fog, scintillation and precipitation. Optical Wireless link provides high bandwidth solution to the last mile access bottleneck. However, an appreciable availability of the link is always a concern. Wireless Optics (WOs) links are highly weather dependent and fog is the major attenuating factor reducing the link availability. Optical wireless links offer gigabit per second data rates and low system complexity.