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On aperture averaging effects for central obscured telescopes: experimental validation with ARTEMIS experimental downlink measurements

Paper Abstract

In this paper, a methodology for the estimation of aperture averaging factor for a central obscured aperture is briefly presented and tested against experimental results. The modeling is based on the methodology reported in the NASA’s report edited by Fried [10]. For the validation of the methodology, experimental data from the ARTEMIS bi-directional optical link is employed. Experimental data sessions from 2003 with the ARTEMIS GEO satellite as space segment and the 1.016m Cassegrain central obscured telescope of ESA in Tenerife at 2.4km altitude as ground segment are used.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2019
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 11180, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018, 111805Q (12 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2536125
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Nikolaos K. Lyras, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Charilaos I. Kourogiorgas, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Athanasios D. Panagopoulos, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Konstantinos P. Liolis, SES Networks (Luxembourg)
Zoran Sodnik, 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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