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Proposed near-term, 1-Gbps space laser communications demonstration system
Author(s): David L. Begley; William Casey; Mike L. Kahn; Robert G. Marshalek; Eric J. Korevaar; Dilip K. Paul; James E. Freidell; G. Stephen Mecherle; Scott H. Bloom
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Paper Abstract

The Laser Communications Demonstration System (LCDS) Phase A/B was initiated by NASA-Headquarters through JPL to show that improvements in both technology and multi- discipline system engineering expertise since the initiation of previous programs enable the practical demonstration of space laser communication terminals that exhibit the anticipated benefits relative to rf communications. This paper presents an overview of the Laser Communication Demonstration System as developed by the Ball team.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 1996
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2699, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VIII, (22 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238431
Show Author Affiliations
David L. Begley, Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. (United States)
William Casey, Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. (United States)
Mike L. Kahn, Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. (United States)
Robert G. Marshalek, Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. (United States)
Eric J. Korevaar, AstroTerra Corp. (United States)
Dilip K. Paul, COMSAT Labs. (United States)
James E. Freidell, Daedalian Technologies, Ltd. (United States)
G. Stephen Mecherle, Laser Diode Systems Corp. (United States)
Scott H. Bloom, ThermoTrex Corp. (United States)


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

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