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Experimental results with a prototype three-channel multiaccess transceiver lasercom terminal
Author(s): Ernest S. Clarke; R. Prenger; Monte Ross
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Paper Abstract

A breadboard sync satellite terminal has been developed incorporating a unique concept of a gimballess multi-access transceiver, which is capable of simultaneously communicating with six independent, asynchronous LEO satellites. The developmental hardware illustrates that low power, weight, and volume is achievable compared to multiple independent gimballed transceivers, while also putting a lesser burden of power, size, and weight on the LEO satellite transceivers that communicate with the multiple-access transceiver. Evaluation tests demonstrate the feasibility of the concept.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1866, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies V, (6 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.149250
Show Author Affiliations
Ernest S. Clarke, Laser Data Technology, Inc. (United States)
R. Prenger, Laser Data Technology, Inc. (United States)
Monte Ross, Laser Data Technology, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1866:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies V
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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