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Optical Communications For Deep Space Missions
Author(s): R. M. Gagliardi
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Paper Abstract

Some initial considerations are given for an Earth-orbiting relay system using optical data links from deep space and RF links to ground. The advantages of such a system are presented, and some preliminary design concepts and modulation formats are proposed. The tracking and pointing problem is discussed with some indication of capabilities and limitations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 December 1980
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0241, Real-Time Signal Processing III, (24 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959224
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R. M. Gagliardi, University of Southern California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0241:
Real-Time Signal Processing III
Tien F. Tao, Editor(s)

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