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A Cost-Performance Model For Ground-Based Optical Communications Receiving Telescopes
Author(s): Deborah L. Robinson; James R. Lesh
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Paper Abstract

An analytical cost-performance model for a ground-based optical communication receiving telescope is presented. The model considers costs of existing telescopes as a function of diameter and field-of-view. This, coupled with communication performance as a function of receiver diameter and field-of-view yields the appropriate telescope cost versus communication performance curve.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0756, Optical Technologies for Space Communication Systems, (3 June 1987);
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Deborah L. Robinson, California Institute of Technology (United States)
James R. Lesh, California Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0756:
Optical Technologies for Space Communication Systems
Kul B. Bhasin; Gerhard A. Koepf, Editor(s)

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