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Optical Intersatellite Communication Links: State of CO[sub]2[/sub] Laser Technology
Author(s): W. Reiland; W. Englisch; M. Endemann
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the baseline design of an optical intersatellite communication system using CO2 laser technology and reports about the present status of the relevant technologies and the various hardware development activities going on. These activities are primarly aimed towards laboratory breadboarding and full operational testing of the system, with the potential of space qualifying all hardware components for reasons of ex-perimental inflight testing in the early 1990's.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1986
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0616, Optical Technologies for Communication Satellite Applications, (15 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961039
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W. Reiland, Battelle Frankfurt (FRG)
W. Englisch, Battelle Frankfurt (FRG)
M. Endemann, Battelle Frankfurt (FRG)


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

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