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Two-element optical array receiver concept demonstration
Author(s): Victor A. Vilnrotter; Chi-Wung Lau; Kenneth Andrews; Meera Srinivasan
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Paper Abstract

The conceptual design, theoretical performance, and experimental verification of a two-telescope optical array receiver currently under development at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is described in this paper. A brief summary of optical communications theory for array reception of pulsed laser signals is developed, and the impact of coding discussed. The development of the optical detection, array processing, and data-acquisition assemblies required for experimental demonstration is described, and preliminary results obtained in a field environment are presented and evaluated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2005
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 5712, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVII, (18 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.591945
Show Author Affiliations
Victor A. Vilnrotter, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Chi-Wung Lau, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Kenneth Andrews, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Meera Srinivasan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5712:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVII
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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