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Parametric Performance Analysis Of Spaceborne Laser Communication Systems
Author(s): Raymond W. Svorec
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Paper Abstract

Results of a parametric study to assess the effects of system tradeoffs and design considerations on the operational capabilities of optical communication links using laser sources and semiconductor detectors are presented. System performance was analyzed using an interactive computer program to determine parameter values required for a given bit error rate. This computer code is applicable to a wide variety of links, laser wavelengths, and background scenarios. Examples of the application of this analysis to several representative space-based laser communication systems are presented, and conclusions are reached regarding whether these systems can achieve design goals set by mission objectives.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1981
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0295, Control and Communication Technology in Laser Systems, (21 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932408
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Raymond W. Svorec, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0295:
Control and Communication Technology in Laser Systems
Kay Yong, Editor(s)

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