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Millimeter wave and optical comparisons for satellite communication
Author(s): Paul Christopher
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Paper Abstract

Millimeter wave systems in the 30 - 47, 95 - 100, and 140 GHz regions are found attractive for satellite communications on the basis of expected cost per information bit. Loss comparisons with optical systems may be found with Chu and Hogg's analysis. Chan's economic comparison of millimeter wave and optical systems implies that 10 micron systems may be competitive for cloud thickness less than 300 meters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 January 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3532, Optical Wireless Communications, (27 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.338973
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Paul Christopher, Stanford Telecom (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3532:
Optical Wireless Communications
Eric J. Korevaar, Editor(s)

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