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Optical RF Communications Adjunct
Author(s): Larry B. Stotts; Brian Stadler; Buzz Graves; Malcolm Northcott; Jeff Douglass; David Young; Joseph Sluz; Juan Juarez; Paul Kolodzy; H. Alan Pike; Gary Lee
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Paper Abstract

The capacity to integrate RF and free space optical hybrid communications now feasible given advances in adaptive optics and optical automated gain control. The ORCA program is developing on operationally capable of highly reliable hybrid communications. This paper provides an overview of the ORCA systems and discusses some of the key developments in making the systems a reality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 2008
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 7091, Free-Space Laser Communications VIII, 709102 (19 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.801882
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Larry B. Stotts, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (United States)
Brian Stadler, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Buzz Graves, AOptix (United States)
Malcolm Northcott, AOptix (United States)
Jeff Douglass, AOptix (United States)
David Young, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Joseph Sluz, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Juan Juarez, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Paul Kolodzy, Kolodzy Consulting (United States)
H. Alan Pike, Defense Strategies and Systems, Inc. (United States)
Gary Lee, Consultant (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7091:
Free-Space Laser Communications VIII
Arun K. Majumdar; Christopher C. Davis, Editor(s)

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