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Intersatellite Laser Link Experiment
Author(s): Helmut Meier
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Paper Abstract

Optical space communication systems now under development need thorough testing and performance verification before transportation into space. However, due to the shortcomings encountered in laboratory and ground environment especially by atmospheric disturbance and short distances, tests cannot be performed satisfactorily and performance prediction has to rely strongly on analytic methods. The suggested experiment on stratospheric balloons at altitudes above 30 km can improve significantly the test conditions at low costs in comparison to space experiments.

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Date Published: 18 September 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0810, Optical Systems for Space Applications, (18 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941549
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Helmut Meier, Dornier System GmbH (Germany)

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

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