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Systems Issues Related To The Development And Use Of Optical Intersatellite Crosslinks
Author(s): J. D. Barry
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Paper Abstract

Many of the systems issues associated with the development, integration and on-orbit operation of an optical intersatellite link may not be widely known due to use of a new technology. An evaluation of these systems issues has shown that they may be classified into six general categories. These include: (1) system engineering issues, (2) technology and development issues, (3) system and subsystem space qualification and reliability verifica-tion issues, (4) system integration and test issues, (5) satellite integration and test issues, and (6) system use architectural issues. These issues are discussed and the scope of the difficulties identified. It is concluded that the systems issues must be properly addressed so that optical system development may proceed to the advanced stages of development needed for space applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 1988
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0885, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies, (2 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.976549
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J. D. Barry, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0885:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies
David L. Begley; Gerhard A. Koepf, Editor(s)

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