%0 Journal Article
	%A Zdenek Kolka and  Otakar Wilfert and  Viera Biolkova
	%D 2007
	%J International Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 10, 2007
	%T Reliability of Digital FSO Links in Europe
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/11051
	%V 10
	%X The paper deals with an analysis of visibility records collected from 210 European airports to obtain a realistic estimation of the availability of Free Space Optical (FSO) data links. Commercially available optical links usually operate in the 850nm waveband. Thus the influence of the atmosphere on the optical beam and on the visible light is similar. Long-term visibility records represent an invaluable source of data for the estimation of the quality of service of FSO links. The model used characterizes both the statistical properties of fade depths and the statistical properties of individual fade durations. Results are presented for Italy, France, and Germany.

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