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Throughput maximization of optical LEO-ground links
Author(s): Nicolas Perlot; Tomaso de Cola
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Paper Abstract

The long-term throughput of optical links between a circular-LEO satellite and a ground station is assessed for systems with fixed and variable data rates. For a fixed data rate, we evaluate the minimum elevation angle above which the link should be established in order to maximize the throughput. The ratio of this optimized constant-data-rate throughput to the throughput of an adaptive transmission with a data rate proportional to the received power is found to depend mainly on the satellite altitude.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8246, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXIV, 82460V (22 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.908682
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Nicolas Perlot, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Tomaso de Cola, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8246:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXIV
Hamid Hemmati; Don M. Boroson, Editor(s)

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