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Nd:host laser-based optical terminal development study for intersatellite links
Author(s): Andrea E. Marini; Antonio Della Torre; Alexandru F. Popescu
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Paper Abstract

A preliminary study to define suitable optical terminals for intersatellite links is presented, and the main configuration tradeoffs are discussed. A modular design approach was pursued, and some innovative technology solutions were traded in order to satisfy the basic requirement of a limited terminal mass. A high-capacity (500 Mbps) return link channel is feasible and fast, and accurate acquisition and tracking operation are achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1417, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies III, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43753
Show Author Affiliations
Andrea E. Marini, FIAR SpA (Italy)
Antonio Della Torre, FIAR SpA (Italy)
Alexandru F. Popescu, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1417:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies III
David L. Begley; Bernard D. Seery, Editor(s)

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