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Optical feeder link architectures for very HTS: issues and possibilities
Author(s): Pantelis-Daniel Arapoglou; Nicolas Girault

Paper Abstract

The paper deals with an analysis of very High Throughput Satellite (VHTS) systems employing optical feeder links. To do so, a fixed set of user requirements is selected that allows for different optical feeder link options to be compared and evaluated on a common basis. The main system aspects are discussed and a rough assessment of the payload resources in terms of mass, power and dissipated power required for each is provided. This exercise reveals important trade-offs and new research avenues for the optical communications community.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2019
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 11180, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018, 111802B (12 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2536002
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Pantelis-Daniel Arapoglou, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Nicolas Girault, European Space Agency (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11180:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018
Zoran Sodnik; Nikos Karafolas; Bruno Cugny, Editor(s)

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