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Measurements of background noise from the earth surface using the ETS-VI/LCE
Author(s): Morio Toyoshima; Takayuki Fukazawa; Masahiro Toyoda; Motokazu Shikatani; Tetsuo Takahashi; Kenichi Araki; Yoshinori Arimoto; Tadashi Aruga
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Paper Abstract

The optical communication experiment a the Communications Research Laboratory (CRL) in Japan has been performed using the engineering test satellite VI (ETS-VI) which was launched into a high elliptical orbit. The laser communication equipment (LCE) installed on the ETS-VI satellite can measure the radiation power from various areas on the earth like the sea, land and clouds. The LCE charge coupled device (CCD) sensor and quadrant detector (QD) sensor are used to obtain the spectral radiant emittance at a wavelength lambda equals 0.5 micrometers from the earth surface. This paper shows the results of the experiment to measure the background radiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2699, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VIII, (22 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238406
Show Author Affiliations
Morio Toyoshima, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Takayuki Fukazawa, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Masahiro Toyoda, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Motokazu Shikatani, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Tetsuo Takahashi, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Kenichi Araki, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Yoshinori Arimoto, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Tadashi Aruga, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2699:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VIII
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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