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Optical technology in satellite communications
Author(s): Dilip K. Paul
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Paper Abstract

To remain competitive with fiber telecommunications systems, advanced communications satellites will require increased bandwidth and capability to provide efficient economical services. On-board photonic subsystems could potentially reduce the payload mass and volume and increase processing bandwidth. Technical feasibility of a photonic satellite where optical subsystems replace the microwave and digital electronics on-board communications spacecraft is discussed in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1953, Photonics for Space Environments, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.156580
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Dilip K. Paul, COMSAT Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1953:
Photonics for Space Environments
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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