Modeling & simulation to study the performance of hybrid free space optical/rf military communication networks

@article{Raghavan2008ModelingS,
  title={Modeling & simulation to study the performance of hybrid free space optical/rf military communication networks},
  author={R. S. Raghavan and A. Kam and R. Y. Mannepalli},
  journal={MILCOM 2008 - 2008 IEEE Military Communications Conference},
  year={2008},
  pages={1-7}
}
Data transmission using fiber optics offers significant improvements in network throughput rates. Although, optical fiber can transfer data at the rate of 1.6 Terabit/s per fiber - using Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technologies - the need for pre-laid infrastructure (optical fiber, network elements and significant network management) makes it more suitable for intercontinental backbones. Although Free Space Optical Communications (FSO) provides significant advantages for… CONTINUE READING