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Deep space uplink receiver prototype for optical communications
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Paper Abstract

A hardware prototype of a flight receiver for deep space optical communications has been developed where a single detector array is used for acquisition, tracking, and high-speed data recovery. A counting algorithm accumulates pulses on every pixel in a photon-counting array and extracts signal information encoded with a nested modulation scheme.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7923, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXIII, 79230K (21 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.877206
Show Author Affiliations
S. E. Sburlan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
K. M. Birnbaum, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
W. H. Farr, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7923:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXIII
Hamid Hemmati, Editor(s)

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