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Performance evaluation of laser communication equipment onboard the ETS-VI satellite
Author(s): Kenichi Araki; Yoshinori Arimoto; Motokazu Shikatani; Masahiro Toyoda; Morio Toyoshima; Tetsuo Takahashi; Seiji Kanda; Koichi Shiratama
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Paper Abstract

Communications Research Laboratory (CRL) developed laser communication equipment (LCE) onboard the engineering test satellite VI(ETS-VI) and a ground system for establishment of basic technologies in optical intersatellite communications. The experiments using a ground-to-space laser link started on December 1994. In the paper, preliminary evaluation for the performance of LCE is presented based on a part of experimental data. Included in the paper are a brief description of operation and data acquisition system, acquisition, tracking and pointing subsystem performance, and communication subsystem performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2699, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VIII, (22 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238434
Show Author Affiliations
Kenichi Araki, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Yoshinori Arimoto, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Motokazu Shikatani, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Masahiro Toyoda, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Morio Toyoshima, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Tetsuo Takahashi, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Seiji Kanda, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Koichi Shiratama, NEC Corp. (Japan)


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

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