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System Analysis Of Optical Interorbit Communications
Author(s): J. L. Vanhove; B. Laurent; J. L . Perbos
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Paper Abstract

In view of the European Data Relay Satellite, a system based upon GaA1As laser diodes transmitters and direct detection receivers has been proposed. This paper addresses the problem of link-budget optimization and focuses on its interrelation with acquisition, pointing and tracking performances. Possible means for supporting variable communications requirements are proposed ; the main characteristics of possible USER-terminal "standards" are briefly outlined.

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Date Published: 18 September 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0810, Optical Systems for Space Applications, (18 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941538
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J. L. Vanhove, Matra Espace (France)
B. Laurent, Matra Espace (France)
J. L . Perbos, Matra Espace (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0810:
Optical Systems for Space Applications
Hanspeter Lutz; Georges Otrio, Editor(s)

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