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Intermountain laser communication tests
Author(s): Domingo Ruiz; Reinhard H. Czichy; Javier Bara; Adolfo Comeron; Aniceto Mounta Belmonte; Pedro Menendez-Valdes; Fernando Blanco; C. Pedreira
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Paper Abstract

Results are presented on laser-diode (LD) based intermountain tests carried out as a support activity to ESA's Free-space Optical Communications program to evaluate the Canary Islands (Spain) as an optical communicaton test range. The model predictions of low atmospheric attentuation and turbulence-induced effects were confirmed by a simple link test between observatories, showing that the Canary Islands are a proper site for performing terrestrial experiments of free-space optical communication systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1218, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies II, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18207
Show Author Affiliations
Domingo Ruiz, ESA/ESTEC (Spain)
Reinhard H. Czichy, ESA/ESTEC (Switzerland)
Javier Bara, Univ. Politecnica de Cataluna (Spain)
Adolfo Comeron, Univ. Politecnica de Cataluna (Spain)
Aniceto Mounta Belmonte, Univ. Politecnica de Cataluna (Spain)
Pedro Menendez-Valdes, Univ. Politecnica de Cataluna (Spain)
Fernando Blanco, Univ. Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)
C. Pedreira, Univ. Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)

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

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