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Laser communication transceiver for space station freedom
Author(s): Michael W. Fitzmaurice; Ronald C. Bruno
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the design of the Laser Communication Transceiver (LCT) system which was planned to be flight tested as an attached payload on Space Station Freedom. The objective in building and flight-testing the LCT is to perform a broad class of tests addressing the critical aspects of space-based optical communications systems, providing a base of experience for applying laser communications technology toward future communications needs. The LCT's functional and performance requirements and capabilities with respect to acquisition, spatial tracking and pointing, communications, and attitude determination are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1218, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies II, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18209
Show Author Affiliations
Michael W. Fitzmaurice, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Ronald C. Bruno, Stanford Telecommunication, Inc. (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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