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Observation of atmospheric influence on OICETS inter-orbit laser communication demonstrations
Author(s): Y. Takayama; T. Jono; Y. Koyama; N. Kura; K. Shiratama; B. Demelenne; Z. Sodnik; A. Bird; K. Arai
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Paper Abstract

The experimental results of an inter-orbit laser communication performed under an atmospheric influence is presented. The demonstration was planned so that the optical link was supposed to graze the earth's rim because of the satellite revolution around the earth. The trial was successfully carried out on 5th April, 2006. The measured experimental data are introduced to show the temporal behavior of the OICETS's optical terminal. The atmospheric influence on the optical link is calculated with a theoretical model to obtain a probability density of normalized intensity as a predictive value. The probability density is also estimated from the experimentally measured data. The comparison shows that the theoretical prediction well describes the experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6709, Free-Space Laser Communications VII, 67091B (25 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.736789
Show Author Affiliations
Y. Takayama, JAXA (Japan)
T. Jono, JAXA (Japan)
Y. Koyama, JAXA (Japan)
N. Kura, JAXA (Japan)
K. Shiratama, NEC Toshiba Space Systems, Ltd. (Japan)
B. Demelenne, ESA (Belgium)
Z. Sodnik, ESA/ESTEC (Netherlands)
A. Bird, ESA/ESTEC (Netherlands)
K. Arai, JAXA (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6709:
Free-Space Laser Communications VII
Arun K. Majumdar; Christopher C. Davis, Editor(s)

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