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Space qualification for an intersatellite laser communications system (Invited Paper)
Author(s): John A. Taylor; Allen D. Pillsbury; Don M. Boroson
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Paper Abstract

The development of an optical system for space applications requires that careful attention be given to hardware design and testing. A procedure for developing and qualifying a laser intersatellite communications package is presented along with the derivation of specific levels used in the successful testing of its transmitter assembly. This general approach may also be useful for the development of other high-reliability optical systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1580, Fiber Optic Components and Reliability, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.135363
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John A. Taylor, Lincoln Lab./MIT (United States)
Allen D. Pillsbury, Lincoln Lab./MIT (United States)
Don M. Boroson, Lincoln Lab./MIT (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1580:
Fiber Optic Components and Reliability
Paul M. Kopera; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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