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Application Of Intersatellite Links To Operational Satellite Systems
Author(s): Robert A Peters; Gerald J. P. Lo
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Paper Abstract

A major advantage of communication satellites over cable systems is their ability to cover and serve vast areas of the earth, thereby avoiding the extensive terrestrial networks that are required to feed the cable head-ends. An Intersatellite Link (ISL) would further increase both coverage and flexibility in locating the satellites. This paper examines the pros and cons of the ISLs in an operational environment. System advantages, system disadvantages and certain restrictions placed on satellites using ISLs are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0885, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies, (2 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.976551
Show Author Affiliations
Robert A Peters, International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (United States)
Gerald J. P. Lo, International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (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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