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Airborne laser communications: past, present, and future
Author(s): John A. Maynard; David Begley
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Paper Abstract

Airborne platforms have historically been used as a pathway for the development of space applications of free-space laser communications. However, they also are an important element of the evolving network centric battlefield and surveillance architecture. This paper provides an historical perspective of previous programs and a look to the future for airborne Lasercom terminals and applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2005
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 5892, Free-Space Laser Communications V, 58920A (12 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.621222
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John A. Maynard, BAE Systems North America (United States)
David Begley, Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5892:
Free-Space Laser Communications V
David G. Voelz; Jennifer C. Ricklin, Editor(s)

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