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GSFC conceptual design study for an intersatellite optical multiple access communication system
Author(s): Neil D. Fox; William L. Maynard; Ernest S. Clarke; Ronald C. Bruno
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Paper Abstract

System and terminal level specifications for an inter-satellite Optical Multiple Access (OMA) communication system are presented, as well as the resulting hardware designs for both OMA relay and OMA user terminals. The OMA relay terminal design uses a mechanical innovation which moves multiple fiber optic pickups in the focal plane, thereby providing simultaneous links with multiple OMA user terminals via a single telescope. Thus, with such a terminal on a relay satellite, multiple access service can be provided with a minimum of impact on the relay satellite.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1417, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies III, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43775
Show Author Affiliations
Neil D. Fox, Stanford Telecommunications, Inc. (United States)
William L. Maynard, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Ernest S. Clarke, Laser Data Technology, Inc. (United States)
Ronald C. Bruno, Stanford Telecommunications, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1417:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies III
David L. Begley; Bernard D. Seery, Editor(s)

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