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Tracking and Delay Relay Satellite System (TDRSS)-LIGHT: a space communications architecture
Author(s): Bernard D. Seery; Michael W. Fitzmaurice; William L. Hayden; Joseph Burt; Peter O. Minott; Michael Anthony Krainak
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Paper Abstract

There is a growing interest in applying the resources of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) as the primary support capability for future small satellite users. This interest is based on a variety of benefits offered by the TDRSS, and not available with globally-distributed space-ground links. An architecture based on an optical augmentation to the current TDRSS space network is discussed, including a candidate design for the user and relay terminals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2123, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VI, (16 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184645
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Bernard D. Seery, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Michael W. Fitzmaurice, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
William L. Hayden, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Joseph Burt, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Peter O. Minott, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Michael Anthony Krainak, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2123:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VI
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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