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SILEX beacon equipment
Author(s): Pierre-Jean Crepin; Pierrick Leblay; Regine Haller; Isabelle Tremillon; Jean-Pierre Sonon
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Paper Abstract

The design of this equipment based on the use of nineteen 500 mW laser diodes is presented. The Beacon is a powerful and collimated optical source based upon semi-conductor lasers. This equipment is implemented in the SILEX GEO2 terminal and its function is to provide a continuous wave light beam towards the LEO or GEO1 satellites during the acquisition phases. The design was experimentally validated with a functional breadboard, and test results demonstrated the feasibility of every performance required by the SILEX system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1218, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies II, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18193
Show Author Affiliations
Pierre-Jean Crepin, Societe Bertin (France)
Pierrick Leblay, Societe Bertin (France)
Regine Haller, Societe Bertin (France)
Isabelle Tremillon, ETCA (Belgium)
Jean-Pierre Sonon, ETCA (Belgium)


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

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