Error control coding can be used over free-space optical (FSO) links to mitigate turbulence-induced fading. In this letter, we present error rate performance bounds for coded FSO communication systems operating over atmospheric turbulence channels, which are modeled as correlated K distribution under strong turbulence conditions. We derive an upper bound on the pairwise error probability (PEP) and then apply the union-bound technique in conjunction with the derived PEP to obtain upper bounds on the bit error rate. Simulation results are further demonstrated to verify the analytical results.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Modeling and Simulation
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering