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Inter-satellite and satellite-ground laser communication links based on homodyne BPSK
Author(s): Mark Gregory; Frank Heine; Hartmut Kämpfner; Robert Lange; Karen Saucke; Uwe Sterr; Rolf Meyer
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Paper Abstract

Today, coherent optical inter-satellite links are operational in LEO-LEO constellations for more than two years. With data transmitted error free at rate of 5.625 Gbps and links established within a few seconds they prove a performance well suited for commercial applications. For the first time coherent LEO-to-ground links have been built up, too. They allow to investigate the atmosphere's impact on optical space-to-ground links for later optimization of optical ground stations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 2010
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7587, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXII, 75870E (26 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.847888
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Mark Gregory, Tesat-Spacecom (Germany)
Frank Heine, Tesat-Spacecom (Germany)
Hartmut Kämpfner, Tesat-Spacecom (Germany)
Robert Lange, Tesat-Spacecom (Germany)
Karen Saucke, Tesat-Spacecom (Germany)
Uwe Sterr, Tesat-Spacecom (Germany)
Rolf Meyer, German Aerospace Ctr. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7587:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXII
Hamid Hemmati, Editor(s)

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