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Link budget model and applications for laser communications through the atmosphere
Author(s): Estela Fernandez; Pedro Menendez-Valdes; Manfred E. Wittig; Adolfo Comeron
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Paper Abstract

One of the activities being undertaken in the Free-Space Optical Communications Program of the European Space Agency, is a detailed description of the Link Budget for Laser Communications through the atmosphere. A link budget model definition, for a system using a tracking system with a given probability of failure shall be presented here, as well as an application to a ground station to/from the geostationary ARTEMIS satellite optical link.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1866, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies V, (6 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.149234
Show Author Affiliations
Estela Fernandez, Computadoras, Redes e Ingenieria, S.A. (Spain)
Pedro Menendez-Valdes, Univ. Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)
Manfred E. Wittig, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Adolfo Comeron, Univ. Politecnica de Cataluna (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1866:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies V
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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