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OICETS on-orbit laser communication experiments
Author(s): Takashi Jono; Yoshihisa Takayama; Nobuhiro Kura; Koichi Ohinata; Yoshisada Koyama; Koichi Shiratama; Zoran Sodnik; Benoit Demelenne; Aneurin Bird; Katsuyoshi Arai
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Paper Abstract

We present the results of the on-orbit free-space laser communications between the Optical Inter-orbit Communications Engineering Test Satellite (OICETS) and the Advanced Relay and Technology Mission (ARTEMIS) geostationary satellite. We first introduce the history of developing OICETS and add some descriptions on characteristics of OICETS, where the performance of the optical communication terminal named the Laser Utilizing Communications Equipment (LUCE) is also stated. We summarize the on-orbit investigation results of LUCE's function and finally make a report on the inter-orbit laser communication experiment carried out by ARTEMIS and OICETS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6105, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVIII, 610503 (1 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673751
Show Author Affiliations
Takashi Jono, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Yoshihisa Takayama, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Nobuhiro Kura, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Koichi Ohinata, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Yoshisada Koyama, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Koichi Shiratama, NEC Toshiba Space Systems, Ltd. (Japan)
Zoran Sodnik, European Space Agency, ESTEC (Netherlands)
Benoit Demelenne, European Space Agency (Belgium)
Aneurin Bird, European Space Agency, ESTEC (Netherlands)
Katsuyoshi Arai, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6105:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVIII
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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