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Overview of Ground Station 1 of the NASA space communications and navigation program
Author(s): W. T. Roberts; D. Antsos; A. Croonquist; S. Piazzolla; L. C. Roberts Jr.; V. Garkanian; T. Trinh; M. W. Wright; R. Rogalin; J. Wu; L. Clare
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Paper Abstract

Optical Ground Station 1 (OGS1) is the first of a new breed of dedicated ground terminals to support NASA’s developing space-based optical communications infrastructure. It is based at NASA’s Optical Communications Telescope Laboratory (OCTL) at the Table Mountain Observatory near Wrightwood, CA. The system will serve as the primary ground station for NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) experiment. This paper presents an overview of the OCTL telescope facility, the OGS1 ground-based optical communications systems, and the networking and control infrastructure currently under development. The OGS1 laser safety systems and atmospheric monitoring systems are also briefly described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 2016
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 9739, Free-Space Laser Communication and Atmospheric Propagation XXVIII, 97390B (15 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2217465
Show Author Affiliations
W. T. Roberts, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
D. Antsos, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
A. Croonquist, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
S. Piazzolla, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
L. C. Roberts Jr., Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
V. Garkanian, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
T. Trinh, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
M. W. Wright, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
R. Rogalin, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
J. Wu, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
L. Clare, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9739:
Free-Space Laser Communication and Atmospheric Propagation XXVIII
Hamid Hemmati; Don M. Boroson, Editor(s)

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