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Mass, prime power, and volume estimates for reliable optical intersatellite link payloads
Author(s): Robert G. Marshalek; Dilip K. Paul
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Paper Abstract

Mass, prime power, and volume requirements are estimated for an optical intersatellite link (ISL) communication payload that supports a full-duplex interconnection between two geostationary spacecraft, while supplying a 0.9 system reliability over a 10-year lifetime. Communication subsystems based on CO2, Nd:YAG, InGaAsP, and GaAlAs laser sources aare assessed, and comparison of the results is found to support previous recommendations of GaAlAs diode laser systems for optical ISLs in a global telecommunications network.

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Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1218, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies II, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18172
Show Author Affiliations
Robert G. Marshalek, Ball Aerospace Systems Group (United States)
Dilip K. Paul, COMSAT Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1218:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies II
David L. Begley; Bernard D. Seery, Editor(s)

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