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Uplink beacon laser for Mars laser communication demonstration (MLCD)
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Paper Abstract

The requirements and design concepts for a ground-based laser assembly for transmitting an uplink beacon to a Mars bound spacecraft, carrying a laser communications terminal, are reported. The effects of the atmosphere are analyzed and drive the multi-beam design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5712, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVII, (18 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.600832
Show Author Affiliations
Abhijit Biswas, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Malcolm W. Wright, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Joseph Kovalik, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Sabino Piazzolla, 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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