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Optical terminal for NeLS in-orbit demonstration
Author(s): Yoshisada Koyama; Eihisa Morikawa; Koichi Shiratama; Ryutaro Suzuki; Yasuhiko Yasuda
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents outline of the optical terminal for Next-generation LEO System (NeLS) in-orbit demonstration, which will be conducted as part of Phase 2 of NeLS project. Two small satellites are assumed to launch into GTO orbit changing distance between them from 500km to 3000km. Acquisition and tracking experiments with a star or planet and 2.4Gbps data transmission between two SmartSat is also planned. The design of optical terminal is briefly presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5338, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVI, (16 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.528778
Show Author Affiliations
Yoshisada Koyama, Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan (Japan)
Eihisa Morikawa, Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan (Japan)
Koichi Shiratama, NEC Toshiba Space Systems, Ltd. (Japan)
Ryutaro Suzuki, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Yasuhiko Yasuda, Waseda Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5338:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVI
Steve Mecherle; Cynthia Y. Young; John S. Stryjewski, Editor(s)

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