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Study for HDR cross-link for formation flight satellite systems
Author(s): Nozomu Nishinaga; Yoshihisa Takayama; Takashi Takahashi; Yasuo Ogawa; Toshihiro Kubooka; Hiroaki Umehara
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we studied about optical and millimeter radio wave cross-link for formation flight communication satellite system in a geostationary orbit. In formation flight system, since the distance among the satellites becomes short compared with the conventional inter satellite comunication link, the size and the weight of the communication system can be reduced. If the high data rate cross-link among the satellites which is equal to the whole transponder bandwidth can be established, the functionally distributed communications satellite system can be constructed. Then, by exchanging a part of the satellite system without the physical contact, in other words, by exchange some old satellites and new ones, the fully reconfigurable and long lifetime (from the point of the function) satellite communication system which can follow the paradigm shift in the terrestrial communications technology can be realize. On the other hand, however, since the maximum of relative angle error among two satellites is enlarged, the tracking becomes difficult. In this study, it turns the electric power which is gotten from the shortening the distance to making beam width large. Here, we examine communication among two satellites (10Km distance) where the data rate is 1Gbps.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4975, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XV, (3 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.478937
Show Author Affiliations
Nozomu Nishinaga, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Yoshihisa Takayama, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Takashi Takahashi, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Yasuo Ogawa, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Toshihiro Kubooka, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Hiroaki Umehara, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4975:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XV
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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