Performance analysis of packet layer FEC codes and interleaving in FSO channels

Liu, Junnan, Zhang, Xingjun, Blow, Keith and Fowler, Scott (2017). Performance analysis of packet layer FEC codes and interleaving in FSO channels. IET Communications, 11 (13), pp. 2042-2048.


The combination of forward-error-correction (FEC) and interleaving can be used to improve free-space optical (FSO) communication systems. Recent research has optimized the codeword length and interleaving depth under the assumption of a fixed buffering size, however, how the buffering size influences the system performance remains unsolved. This paper models the system performance as a function of buffering size and FEC recovery threshold, which allows system designers to determine optimum parameters in consideration of the overhead. The modelling is based on statistics of temporal features of correct data reception and burst error length through the measurement of the channel good time and outage time. The experimental results show good coherence with the theoretical values. This method can also be applied in other channels if a Continuous-Time-Markov-Chain (CTMC) model of the channel can be derived

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Adaptive communications networks research group
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
Additional Information: This paper is a postprint of a paper submitted to and accepted for publication in [journal] and is subject to Institution of Engineering and Technology Copyright. The copy of record is available at the IET Digital Library Funding: Designing Future Optical Wireless Communication Networks funded under the Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme Actions of the European Union Seventh Framework Program [EU-FP7 Contract No. 318906]; the National Key Research and Development Plan of China [Grant No. 2016YFB0200902]; and the National Natural Science Foundation of China project [Grant No. 61572394].
Uncontrolled Keywords: FEC codeword length,interleaving depth,FSO communication,CTMC model
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Published Date: 2017-06-20
Published Online Date: 2017-06-20
Authors: Liu, Junnan
Zhang, Xingjun
Blow, Keith ( 0000-0002-7859-3438)
Fowler, Scott



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