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Bi-directional free space laser communication of gigabit ethernet telemetry data using dual atmospheric effect mitigation approach
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents experimental demonstration of optical components applicable in free space laser communication systems for bi-directional transmission of Gigabit Ethernet (GBE) telemetry data and control messages using a dual atmospheric effect mitigation approach. The objective is to address the challenges for optical transmission of telemetry data. (1) Turbulence effects which cause optical beam scintillation, wander and breakup, all of which cause signal degradation at the receiver. (2) An optical signal in free space has a fading effect which is caused by communications terminal equipment‘s in-ability to maintain perfect pointing along a line of sight due to vibrations/motions of the mobile platform.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2016
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9833, Atmospheric Propagation XIII, 983307 (13 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2225270
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Eric Chan, The Boeing Co. (United States)
Jonathan Saint Clair, The Boeing Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9833:
Atmospheric Propagation XIII
Linda M. Thomas; Earl J. Spillar, Editor(s)

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