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LDORA: a novel laser communications receiver array architecture
Author(s): Don M. Boroson; Roy S. Bondurant; Daniel V. Murphy
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Paper Abstract

We present a new laser communications receiver architecture. It consists of an array of individually mounted telescopes, each with a Geiger-mode photon counting detector array. The detector outputs are sent to a central processor using standard digital networking hardware. The concept has many benefits including low cost and scalability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5338, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVI, (16 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.543012
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Don M. Boroson, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Roy S. Bondurant, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Daniel V. Murphy, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)

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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