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The Lunar Laser OCTL Terminal (LLOT)
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Paper Abstract

The NASA owned Optical Communication Telescope Laboratory (OCTL) telescope located at Table Mountain, CA is being readied as a backup ground station for the upcoming Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration (LLCD). The backup ground terminal is called the Lunar Laser OCTL Terminal (LLOT). The 1-m diameter telescope will be configured as a mono-static transceiver for transmitting a laser beacon and receiving downlink at a data-rate of 39 Mb/s. Interfaces to an operations center with near-real time exchange of monitored data at OCTL will also be developed. A system level overview of this backup ground station for LLCD will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8610, Free-Space Laser Communication and Atmospheric Propagation XXV, 86100O (19 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2006454
Show Author Affiliations
Abhijit Biswas, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Joseph M. Kovalik, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8610:
Free-Space Laser Communication and Atmospheric Propagation XXV
Hamid Hemmati; Don M. Boroson, Editor(s)

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