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Testing of a compact 10-Gbps Lasercomm system for maritime platforms
Author(s): Juan C. Juarez; Katherine T. Souza; Dustin D. Nicholes; James L. Riggins II; Hala J. Tomey; Radha A. Venkat
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Paper Abstract

Lasercomm technology continues to be of interest for many applications both in the commercial and defense sectors because of its potential to provide high bandwidth communications that are secure without the need for RF spectrum management. Over the last decade, terrestrial Lasercomm development has progressed from initial experiments in the lab through field demonstrations in airborne and maritime environments. While these demonstrations have shown high capability levels, the complexity, size, weight, and power of the systems has slowed transition into fielded systems. This paper presents field test results of a recently developed maritime Lasercomm terminal and modem architecture with a compact form factor for enabling robust, 10-Gbps class data transport over highly scintillated links as found in terrestrial applications such as air-to-air, air-to-surface, and surface-to-surface links.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2017
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10408, Laser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans VI, 1040802 (30 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2273101
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Juan C. Juarez, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab., LLC (United States)
Katherine T. Souza, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab., LLC (United States)
Dustin D. Nicholes, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab., LLC (United States)
James L. Riggins II, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab., LLC (United States)
Hala J. Tomey, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab., LLC (United States)
Radha A. Venkat, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab., LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10408:
Laser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans VI
Jeremy P. Bos; Alexander M. J. van Eijk; Stephen M. Hammel, Editor(s)

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