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Fiber-Optic Components For Satellite T&C Systems
Author(s): M. Sasaki; R. A . Peters
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Paper Abstract

The applicability of a fiber-optic telemetry and command (T&C) system for a large communications satellite system is analyzed. This system is characterized by low bit rates (below 1 Mbit/s) and relatively short transmission distances (below 20 meters). Various LAN (local area network) architectures and required components are examined for this application. The most suitable system is found to be a transmissive star network using LEDs, PIN detectors, and large size multi-mode optical fibers. This system is competitive in power and mass for certain T&C applications with conventional wire systems but offer a much higher immunity to electromagnetic interference. A new optical rotary joint, required for spin-stabilized satellite applications, is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1986
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0616, Optical Technologies for Communication Satellite Applications, (15 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961058
Show Author Affiliations
M. Sasaki, INTELSAT (United States)
R. A . Peters, INTELSAT (United States)


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

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