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Overview of high-rate deep-space laser communications options
Author(s): Don M. Boroson; Roy S. Bondurant; Joseph J. Scozzafava
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Paper Abstract

With the advent of efficient fiber laser and amplifiers, low noise photon-counting detectors, turbo-codes, and low-cost ground receiver architectures, it is now feasible to consider very high rate data links from deep space. A set of options leading to a 10-100 Mbps link from Mars to Earth is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2004
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 5338, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVI, (16 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.543010
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Don M. Boroson, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Roy S. Bondurant, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Joseph J. Scozzafava, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5338:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVI
Steve Mecherle; Cynthia Y. Young; John S. Stryjewski, Editor(s)

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