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Plan for the development and demonstration of optical communications for deep space
Author(s): James R. Lesh; L. J. Deutsch; W. J. Weber
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Paper Abstract

A development history, current status, and prospective development account are given for deep-space optical communications, giving attention to overall systems-related activities and to the generic technology developments required for their implementation. An account is given of the progression envisioned from laboratory subsystems demonstrations to the full-scale flight experiment for the Mars Communications Relay Orbiter missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1522, Optical Space Communication II, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46073
Show Author Affiliations
James R. Lesh, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
L. J. Deutsch, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
W. J. Weber, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1522:
Optical Space Communication II
Juergen Franz, Editor(s)

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