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Isl Performance Requirements To Meet Integrated Services Digital Network Standards*
Author(s): Robert A. Peters
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Paper Abstract

The performance of an optical ISL, and in particular its tracking sub-system, is examined in terms of its ability to carry commercial digital traffic. To obtain possible criteria to judge the performance of the link, an allocation of 25% of the degradation permitted for the satellite portion of the link by CCITT Rec. G.821 and CCIR Rec. 614 is assumed here. It is found: (1) that the link meets all of the derived criteria if the average BER < 2.5E-8 and (2) that an optical ISL should have little difficulty in meeting these requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0885, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies, (2 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.976550
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Robert A. Peters, INTELSAT (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0885:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies
David L. Begley; Gerhard A. Koepf, Editor(s)

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