The Impact of Oil Well Fires on the Free Space Optical Systems


  • Firas S. Mohammed Department of physics, College of Science, Mustansiriyah University, IRAQ
  • Farouk K. Shaker Department of physics, College of Science, Mustansiriyah University, IRAQ



Air pollution, oil fire Aerosols, Free space optics and Q- factor.


Aerosol particles in oil fire plumes caused crucial air pollution. The smoke plumes from the blazes initially launched 200-400 m into the air and then continued to rise. The presence of liquid and solid aerosols may cause severe disturbance to the propagation of optical and infrared waves, thus can produce harmful effects on the wireless communication systems. In this paper, we analyze the bit error rate (BER), single to noise ratio (SNR), Q- factor and outage performance of single-input single-output (SISO) and multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) FSO systems under attenuation of dense smoke conditions. Obtained results demonstrated that the performance of (SISO) FSO link is degraded from the Fog, Smoke and acid-rain Attenuation due to their chemical nature, their size and their concentration. As well, (MIMO) FSO link is a highly efficient way can be minimal smoke pollution effects


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How to Cite

F. S. Mohammed and F. K. Shaker, “The Impact of Oil Well Fires on the Free Space Optical Systems”, MJS, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 113–117, Mar. 2019.