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Optical Transceiver Platform For Laser Communication Experiments
Author(s): Everett L. Coffelt; Thomas H. Ebben
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a laser communication (lasercom) transceiver platform to be used for laboratory experiments. The platform features a directly modulated semiconductor laser, avalanche photodiode receiver, and microprocessor controlled acquisition and tracking system. The platform provides a test-bed, enabling study in vital areas of lasercom hardware such as system performance versus link distance, optical power, tracking accuracy, and sub-system and component characterization for future system specifications, including critical areas limiting present system performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0616, Optical Technologies for Communication Satellite Applications, (15 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961036
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Everett L. Coffelt, Ball Aerospace Systems Division (United States)
Thomas H. Ebben, Ball Aerospace Systems Division (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0616:
Optical Technologies for Communication Satellite Applications
Kul B. Bhasin, Editor(s)

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