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Overview of the preliminary design of the Optical Communication Demonstration and High-Rate Link Facility
Author(s): John V. Sandusky; Muthu Jeganathan; Gerry G. Ortiz; Abhijit Biswas; Sukhan Lee; George Parker; Brad Liu; Donald R. Johnson; Jon De Pew; James R. Lesh
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an overview of the preliminary design of both the flight and ground systems of the Optical Communication Demonstration and High-rate Link Facility which will demonstrate optical communication from the International Space Station to ground after its deployment in October 2002. The overview of the preliminary design of the Flight System proceeds by contrasting it with the design of the laboratory- model unit, emphasizing key changes and the rationale behind the design choices. After presenting the preliminary design of the Ground System, the timetable for the construction and deployment of the flight and ground systems is outlined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3615, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XI, (26 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.346178
Show Author Affiliations
John V. Sandusky, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Muthu Jeganathan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Gerry G. Ortiz, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Abhijit Biswas, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Sukhan Lee, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
George Parker, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Brad Liu, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Donald R. Johnson, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Jon De Pew, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
James R. Lesh, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3615:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XI
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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